New Rock Star Romance Release! Eye of the Storms by Lisa Gillis

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Is the cure for a breakup a hookup?

Marissa Duplei has one mission. Pick herself up, dust the ex off, and get dirty with someone else. However, sexy, inked-up, metal-musician Jack Storm is not the average girl’s revenge fling.

A tour bus bang.

A one night stand gone awry. 

A secret to keep at all costs.

Could it all lead to love?


Taking my glass, he thrust both drinks aside, and his palms came to rest on my hips to pull me close. The hand snaking so familiarly under my shirt was cold from holding his drink, but it quickly warmed against the heat of my skin. Greedily, I couldn’t get enough of his kiss, and I found myself practically hanging on him in an effort to get even closer.
     His hand splayed on my back, smashing our bodies together. Phase Two was all downhill from here, or rather down the hall. As I thought of my bedroom, some sanity returned. Five years ago, we had hooked up for the sake of hooking up. And tonight? Tonight I had phased sex into some devious plan. A plan that, not for the first time, felt weird and wrong.
     “Jack?” I wedged a hand between us, and when he pulled back enough to warm my face with his inquiring gaze, I pulled in a fortifying breath. “You’re not seeing anyone?”
     A myriad of emotions crossed his face, and one seemed to be annoyance. “I thought we just cleared this?”
     An awkward silence stretched, and he still seemed exasperated with this line of questioning or maybe with the interruption.
     And so I joked, “I’ve heard about rock stars. A woman in every city! I just don’t want to be your gulf coast girl.”
     “What are you asking, Marissa?”
     Oh hell… What was I asking? Was I trying to define our relationship, right here, right now? Because what faster way to scare away someone like him? I was an idiot!
     “I’m not asking anything,” I tried to salvage a shred of humility. “I just don’t want to go where this is going if you have a girlfriend. It’s wrong.”
     Picking up his glass, he drained it. I had definitely killed the mood, and I was regretting it now. I was about to drink to my own stupidity when he dropped to my level again, speaking against my lips.
     “I’m not seeing anyone. No woman in any city. No one.” His lips brushed mine as he spoke, and his gaze sank into my eyes. “Is there anything else you need to clear up in this kitchen before we move to the bedroom and fuck like it’s been five years since?”
     Hypnotized by his words, and heated with his look, I could only shake my head in one small chin movement.
     “Anything you want me to sign?” He pressed, as he pressed a kiss to my mouth, and when I smiled at the humor, he did too.

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Eye of the Storms

About the Author
     Lisa Gillis resides in Texas, with her husband who is the inspiration to her fictional men, her son who is the light of her world, and a spoiled chocolate lab, Bailey.
     Her love for music, bands, and concerts inspired her Six Silver Strings Series.
     When she is not writing those little voices out of her head while listening to music, she’s making her own noise on drums or guitar.





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Here is the excerpt from Chapter 12! I hope you enjoy it. I'm thinking there will only be two more excerpts for this book...but there are still two books in the series to come! I'll have more later.  Thanks for reading!


“Thanks Russell. I’ll see you around.” She turned to walk away and then turned back. “By the way, I saw Chuck Peters earlier. He’s looking for you.”
“Thanks Sarah.” Russell’s body felt like it was on fire. Now that he had confirmation that his former best friend was indeed an asshole, he didn’t want to see him. His temper was short where Emily was concerned. He felt so protective of her. Jesus, when had he become such an alpha male?


“Well…well, if it isn’t my former best friend with my nasty leftovers.”
Russell and Emily stopped short and looked up. Chuck Peters was swaying in front of them. It was obvious he was drunk. If rumor held true, they’d heard it was his normal state these days.
“You better watch what you say, man,” Russell ground out. “If I would have known what you did to her in high school, I would have kicked your ass then.”
“You’re soft now man,” Chuck slurred. “You couldn’t take candy from a baby. The city has made you weak.”
“I’ll show you just how week I am, you nasty son of a bitch,” Russell snarled, taking a single step forward.
“Hey now,” came a voice from behind them. “Now’s not the time or the place to teach that jackass a lesson.” Jim Roberts, one of Russell’s other close friends from high school, and now Sarah’s husband, walked over and grabbed his arm. “Calm down buddy. That asshole isn’t worth the attention from the Sheriff.”
Russell blew out a breath and relaxed his stance. “Get on out of here,” he hollered at Chuck.
“Yeah, go on home and sleep it off,” Jim seconded. “Don’t make me go get the others.”

Chuck stared at them for a moment then swaggered past, mumbling something about high school. As he walked past Emily, her foot may or may not have moved out in front of him. Whatever happened, he ended up face first in a relatively fresh pile of horse mess. He pulled himself upright and headed to the exit as if nothing had happened. Sarah had already contacted the Sheriff’s Department to make sure he was picked up before he could get into his car.


“Well Mr. Kitty,” Lucy purred. "It seems that dumb ass Dylan Harper was in a bad car accident and his lake house is empty. That would be much better than this dingy hotel, right?”
Mr. Kitty meowed in response and curled up on the foot of the bed.
“Don’t get too comfortable you lazy fuck. We’re moving on as soon as I pack up."
Lucy packed and loaded the car before dumping the cat in the passenger seat. The window was down and he jumped out, running around the side of the motel. “Oh you stupid cat. I don’t need you anyway.”
She started the car and headed to the grocery store to stock up. Thankfully she had worn her disguise. The town seemed to be crawling with Harpers.
After the store, she headed to the Harper Ranch. If she remembered, there was a roundabout route to get to the lake house. Taking that way would allow her to stay out of sight.
When she pulled up to the small house, she noticed a tarp sitting on the ground. Now she could hide her car easily. Once inside, she put the necessities she’d bought away. Then she stepped out the front door. The view was absolutely breathtaking. Definitely worth putting up with the tiny cabin.
A noise sounded from far off, a car and voices. She hurried back inside and locked the doors. Hopefully no one was coming to check on the place. She sat below the front window and waited.
Happy voices sounded outside; voices she recognized. The Harpers were out to play today. She crawled over to the window at the side of the cabin and slowly peeked out. Her prize, her property, was sitting there plain as day. Oh how she wished she could just grab it and run. But of course things couldn’t be that easy. She would sit and wait for just the right time.
She couldn’t help but occasionally look out the window to see what was happening. Some of it made her quite angry, but she concentrated on what was to come to calm herself. The Harpers, one in particular, would pay for taking something that belonged to her.


WARNING: As most of you know, my excerpts tend to be pretty tame. This time however I am building up my courage. I would suggest that if you are sensitive to sex and language you might want to skip this one. We don't get down to the nitty gritty, but what leads up to it. Here is an excerpt from Russell's Return chapter 10. Enjoy!

By ten minutes after twelve, he was lying in bed thinking of how much he wished he could be holding Emily right then. His phone buzzed from his nightstand and he reached over to answer it.


“It’s tomorrow,” Emily said quietly.

“That it is,” he returned. “I was just thinking about you.” He heard something close to a moan come over the line.

“Exactly what were you thinking about me?” she nearly whispered.

“About how I wish I could come back over there, break down the door and take you into my arms.”

“And then what?” she asked, a sense of desperation in her voice.

“And then kiss you until neither of us can breathe,” he murmured.

“Is that all?”

“No,” he said matter-of-factly. “After that I would take you to the bedroom and bury myself so deep inside of you…”

“Can you sneak away?” That sense of desperation was back in her voice.

“Yeah, everyone’s asleep.”

“I’ll leave the door unlocked so you don’t have to break it down.” The line went dead and Russell jumped up. He put on a pair of sweat pants and his hoodie before slipping his tennis shoes on. He grabbed his wallet and keys and snuck down the stairs.

A feeling of guilt started to slip in so he turned back from the door and left a note for his mother on the counter before hurrying outside, hopping into the car and driving to the cottage. He was out of the vehicle and at the front door in a split second. His breathing came hard and he didn’t even try to stop to catch his breath.

The door opened easily beneath his hand which caused it to fly open. Emily stood there in a green satin nightie and robe. He felt like a starving man walking into an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Rushing forward, he lifted her in his arms and kissed her. Hard. At that moment, for some strange reason, she felt like a lifeline to him.

They pulled apart, breathing hard and he looked into her eyes. “For so long I’ve been mostly numb. But now, tonight, I can feel again."

“I’m glad,” she whispered, reaching up to caress his cheek.

“I could experience pain and fear. But nothing good. Now I feel joy, love, and happiness. I’m content for the first time since I was nineteen.”

Emily pulled him close and rested her cheek on his chest. “It’s a great feeling, isn’t it?”

Russell pulled back from her and tipped her chin up so their eyes met. “Thank you.”

Their lips met urgently and he picked her up, heading to the bedroom.

Russell put her down just inside the door and took his hoodie off.

“You should thank your mother for inviting you home, not me,” she said quietly, her eyes leaving his for only a moment to wander across his perfect torso.

“I’d rather thank you,” he murmured, while watching her slip out of her little green silk robe. “I’d rather not think of my mother at all right now.”

Emily giggled and one by one, she slid the spaghetti straps of her nightgown down her arms. The skimpy piece of emerald satin fell quickly down over her heaving breasts to pool at her feet.

Russell hurriedly kicked his shoes off and dropped his sweat pants to the floor.

Emily’s breath caught as he moved closer to her.

“Are these important to you?” he asked, looping his index fingers through he sides of her panties and pulling her up against him.

“No, they were a gift from…an old friend."

“They’ve got to go,” he whispered in her ear and maneuvered them off, not caring if he tore fabric from her body. “Now that’s better, right?”

“Yes,” she breathed, looking into his eyes.

Their lips met in a slow, searching kiss and Emily found herself flat on her back on the bed with Russell next to her. His hand burned a path up her side to her breast. His fingers teased her nipple to a taut peak. “You feel so good to me.”

Emily smiled at him and reached out to run her hand down his chest to his rock hard stomach. “You’d feel better inside of me,” she said softly.



With Chapter 9's excerpt I wanted to introduce you to the last Harper brother - Logan.  I hope you enjoy. We are getting down to the wire and pretty soon excerpts will be harder to come by without spoiling the story so stay tuned to see when we post the last one.

Russell pulled into a parking spot at Harper’s Rock Grocery and shut the engine off. “Carnations or roses for Miss Emily, Kiddo?”

“A single red rose, Daddy! She’ll like that.”

Russell sighed. It was so cliché, but his daughter seemed excited about the idea so he would go with it. “Come on, let’s go see if we can talk Uncle Logan into joining us for lunch later.”

“Do you think he will?” she asked excitedly.

“I don’t know,” Russell said, helping her out of the SUV. “We’ll just have to ask and see.”

They walked quickly through the store and into the back. Logan was at the loading dock, signing an invoice. “Hey big brother,” he called out to Russell. “I’ll be with you in a minute.”

They stood near the management office and waited. A beautiful blond woman, carrying a tiny baby, slipped quickly past them and opened the door leading to Logan’s private quarters. With her head down, she disappeared inside.

“So what can I do for my pain in the ass brother and my beautiful niece?” Logan Harper asked as he approached them.

Russell cleared his throat. “Well first, you can tell me who that beauty was who went up to your apartment with a baby?”

Logan looked to the closed apartment door then back to his brother before his eyes settled on his
boots. “Just a friend.”

“Little brother’s got a girlfriend…and a baby?” Russell asked puzzled.

“No!” Logan nearly shouted. “You know how I feel about marriage and family. She’s just a friend.”

“Okay,” Russell said, holding his hands up in surrender. He somehow thought his brother was protesting a bit too much. “We just stopped by to grab a few things and thought we would invite you to Shakes & Malts for lunch at 11:30. We haven’t been able to see you much since we’ve been back.”

Logan looked quickly at the door leading to his home and then back to his brother and niece. “I…I’m sorry guys. I just can’t right now. I’ve got some stuff going on.”

“Yeah, apparently,” Russell murmured, shooting a glance at the door leading upstairs. “We’ll get together soon, right?”

“Yeah, of course,” he said with a smile. “Let me walk you back out to the front. It’s time for me to take over the bakery counter for Sarah’s break.”

The three walked out through the swinging door and Russell nearly ran head on into Emily’s cart.

“Oh, hello there,” she beamed at him. “I didn’t think I’d see you until tonight.”

"I had to pick up a few things,” he answered. “It looks like we had the same idea.”

“I’m going on a date too, Miss Emily,” Miranda cut in.

“You are? With who?”

Miranda gave a big smile. “With my Grandma!”

“Oh that sounds so fun.”

Logan offered to take his niece to the bakery for a free cookie and they left Russell and Emily alone to talk.

“So, how have you been?” he asked.

“Really good,” she smiled. “Work has kept me pretty busy and my brother was in town for a couple of days. I kind of wanted to call you but…”

“Yeah, I know. I wanted to call you too.”

“I wasn’t sure if that was allowed,” she said quietly.

Russell shrugged. “I think it would be okay.”

“I’ll remember that next time,” she murmured. “I’d better go. Mama is waiting for me at the checkout.”

“Yeah, I better get back to Miranda. I’ll see you at six tonight.”

“See you then.”

Russell watched her walk away. He was in big trouble. He wanted to spend every moment getting to know her again.


Hey there everybody! Another excerpt (or two small ones) just for you. I hope you enjoy them. One is about the chemistry building between Miranda, Emily and Russell and the other is a sweet scene building between Emily and Russel.

“Daddy!” Miranda squealed, jumping up to run to him. The checker game went flying.

“Whoa squirt,” he cautioned, gathering the little girl in his arms. “You just messed up your game.”

“It’s okay Daddy. I was winning again anyway.”

“I guess I’m not the only one who losses to little miss smarty pants, huh?” Russell asked, shooting a glance at Emily.

She smiled. “I haven’t won a round yet. Miranda could you come help me pick the game pieces up please?”

“No. There’s too much,” she whined.

“But you made the mess, so it’s time to pick it up."

“I’ll help you,” Russell cut in.

“No, it’s Miranda’s mess, she needs to do it,” Emily cautioned with a raised hand.

“But, but there’s so much!” the little girl whined while bouncing on the balls of her feet.

“Let’s just take it one piece at a time,” Emily said in a soothing voice as she led Miranda to the mess. “One red, then one black until they are all in the box. You can do it.”

Russell watched in fascination as his daughter slowly calmed down and set about helping Emily to clean up the mess. He looked at the young counselor questioningly. She just shrugged and smiled before taking the box from Miranda and putting it in its spot on the game shelf.

As his daughter ran ahead to the outer office, Russell waited for Emily to gather her things. “How did you do that?”

“Too much of anything frustrates her. I just broke it down into smaller tasks that she was able to handle. She still did the same amount of work, but it seemed easier to her.”

Russell thought of the many times in the past he could have used the strategy and sighed. Why hadn’t anyone at her old school known what was happening? Her childhood could have been much easier on her.


"We should probably talk about last night," he hedged.

“Yeah, things kind of moved fast.”

“Do you regret it?” he asked softly.

“No. Never.”

Russell folded his napkin and put it on the table. “Would you be opposed to taking a step back? I thought maybe we could get to know each other and…I don’t know…go on a date or two?”

“I’d like that,” she murmured with a smile. “I’d like that a lot.” She knew there was something special growing here and if they didn’t at least try to take a step back, it might not work out.

Russell smiled and stood. “Why let this great music go to waste. Would you like to dance?”

She stood and reached for his outstretched hand. “I’d love to.”

He held her tight as they danced around the dining room. They stuck to mundane topics that in the end would help them get to know each other better.

“I can’t believe we have the same taste in music. If I remember correctly, you didn’t like the ‘trash’ that Chuck and I listened to."

“You remember,” she laughed. “My tastes have changed over the years. I have broadened my horizons.”

“Then does that mean you would like to accompany me to the final installment of Music in the Park this weekend? I believe it’s classic rock."

“Is this one of those dates you were talking about?”

“Absolutely. We’ll have dinner at Vito’s, then go to the park.”

“I haven’t been to Vito’s in ages. That sounds fun so…”


“It’s a date.”

“Good,” he said, spinning her around. “Can I ask you a question?”

“Of course.”

“Can I still kiss you?”

“I think kissing is still allowed,” she murmured as she pulled him closer.

“Good,” he whispered as their lips met.


Hey everybody! We have a new excerpt (or two) from Chapter 7 this time! One will introduce you to Dylan and Nicoletta from the upcoming Dylan's Desire and the other one is about the chemistry building between Emily and Russell. Enjoy! 

The doorbell rang, breaking the mood in the room. Russell hurried to answer it with Evelyn and Emily not far behind. “Hello Mrs. Ballas. It’s nice to see you again.”

“Well Russell dear, it’s good to see you home,” the attractive older woman said as she blew into the room, followed by an equally attractive dark-haired young woman.

Evelyn gasped. “Nicoletta what are you doing here? I thought you were working as a nurse on a cruise ship.”

“I was, Mrs. Harper,” the young woman admitted. “But I've run away from the real world for long enough.”

“Well, we’re glad to have you back,” Evelyn said with a smile. She wasn’t sure if Dylan’s best friend being back in town was a good thing or not. Somehow she thought it hadn’t ended well.

Emily offered everyone coffee but the two longtime friends and Nicoletta decided to head for Billings right away.

Russell shut the door behind them and turned to Emily. “Nicoletta’s back. If Dylan makes it through this, the whole town will be lit up with fireworks."

“Yeah, that ought to be fun, Rusty,” Emily chuckled.

Russell sighed and glared at her. “Don’t call me that.”

“Aww why not?” she asked with a sexy pout. “It’s cute.”

“Only to my mother,” he grumbled as he walked past her and back into the kitchen.


Russell nodded. "Should I let her do it or should I stop her? God, this is all so confusing.”

Emily moved over and wrapped her arm around him. “It’s okay, you’ll get the hang of it. Eventually, we will teach her other coping mechanisms but for now, just let her do what she needs to do, unless of course she’s in danger like today.”

Russell looked at Emily and smiled. “Thank you for everything you are doing for her. I’ll never be able to pay you back.”

Emily reached up and caressed his cheek. “Just help your beautiful daughter and that will be all of the thanks I need.”

He smiled and kissed her hand. “Let me drop you off at work, and then I'll pick you up and bring you back here for dinner. My treat.”

“Hmmm,” she winked. “You might have to do a bit of convincing first."

“Oh really,” he said, reaching out to pull her close. “Like this?” His lips met hers in a kiss that threatened to burn the house down. The sound of the school bus honking interrupted them mere seconds before Miranda ran thought the kitchen . The front door slammed behind her.

“I guess maybe we should be a little more careful,” he sighed, rubbing his hand across the back of his neck.

“Yeah,” she agreed. “How about one more for the road?”


The small town of Harper's Rock, Wyoming is the setting for three hard hitting romances. The Harper boys are young, sexy and not necessarily looking for love. This stand alone series starts off with the return of Russell Harper to the hometown he hates.


Home was the last place he wanted to be.

Single father, Russell Harper, would do anything for his troubled nine-year-old daughter Miranda, including returning to the suffocating small Wyoming town he fled at eighteen. Meeting up with childhood friend, licensed counselor Emily Zane, helps father and daughter come to terms with their new life. When the past thunders into town, threatening to destroy everyone it its path, the Harpers could lose everything.

Home was the only place she could truly breathe.

Emily Zane left Harper’s Rock, Wyoming as fast as she could, for the city life she’d always dreamed of. When circumstances take away what she holds dear, Harper’s Rock offers the safety and shelter she needs to heal. A chance meet up with her childhood friend, restaurateur Russell Harper and his troubled little girl, renews her confidence in her abilities. But when the past comes bearing down, it threatens to take everything she holds dear…again.


“Good night,” she called from her porch.

Russell stopped and turned back. In two quick strides, he was standing in front of her, his hands on her shoulders. He leaned in and she pulled his head down so that their lips met in a gentle kiss. It wasn’t quite enough for either of them and they deepened it until he pulled away, breathing hard. “I’m sorry,” he stated loud and clear.

"It’s okay Russell,” she whispered.

“I swear you hypnotize me, woman,” he mumbled into the night as he walked away.

His last vision of Emily was one of her lightly rubbing her lips with her delicate fingers, against the backdrop of the little blue house and the rolling valley behind her. A vision that would haunt him throughout the night. “And I can’t help but love it,” he whispered after he was far enough away that she couldn’t hear. “But it’s so wrong.”

Next we meet Logan in Logan's Leap. He doesn't do relationships or family but a newborn baby could change everything for him. 


He believes that love is for fools.

Logan Harper’s motto - stay away from people and you won’t get hurt. He has a successful business, his family, and a few casual friends. That’s more than enough to keep him happy. When Jayna McIntyre comes to town seeking out the Harper family, Logan is the one who comes to her rescue. What harm could come from helping a single mom? He’s an expert at knowing how to keep other people’s drama from invading his life, so helping her and sending her on her way should be easy.

She’s never stopped believing in love.

Jayna is nine months pregnant and running for her life. Her best friend’s husband sends her to his family in Harper’s Rock, Wyoming. She was expecting to find the motherly Evelyn Harper, but instead she wakes up in sexy Logan’s arms. The self-described loner truly does have a heart, as she witnesses with her newborn baby and his willingness to put their safety before his own. Forced into close quarters, with a madman on the loose, Jayna and her knight in denim armor create a bond, but it may not be strong enough to override the past.


When he pulled it open, a dark haired woman stood blinking at him. She took a step forward and started to fall. He reached out and grabbed her.

“Help me,” she whispered before passing out in his arms.

“Well Hell!” Logan exclaimed. He carried the woman into the cabin and laid her on his brother’s bed. She was breathing steadily and her belly was swollen with pregnancy. What the Hell was he supposed to do now?

Sitting down next to her, he checked her over for injuries and put his hand on her forehead. He didn’t see anything obvious and she didn’t have a fever. He needed to get her to a doctor, but he couldn’t do that on his horse. After tucking her in under the covers and leaving the food he’d made on the nightstand he ran out to his horse and headed back to his truck.

Finally we join resident playboy Dylan Harper as his world comes to an earth shattering halt.


He is used to getting what he wants…except for her

Resident Playboy and Wilderness Guide Dylan Harper lives life on his own terms until one fateful night when an accident leaves him struggling to live. The man with few regrets will come face to face with the ones he does have. The only girl to tell him no, Nicoletta Ballas, is the only one who can help him through the physical struggles and the only one who could break his heart irreparably.

She always wants what isn’t good for her

Widowed nurse Nicoletta Ballas comes home after working for three years on a cruise ship. She is immediately thrown into the world she had run from when she left for nursing school. Wild child Dylan Harper was her childhood best friend but his promiscuity came between them. Now he’s struggling, for his physical well-being and his true identity and she feels compelled to help him break free. But to do that, she must consent to face her own broken past.


"Look who decided to join us," came the most beautiful voice he ever heard. "He is focusing on me now."

No, it couldn't be. He must have died and gone to Hell. Nicoletta Ballas, his one failure, the bane of his existence, the only girl he'd ever truly loved, was there.

"That's a good sign, isn't it," came the most comforting voice ever. His mother's voice. "That means he has all of his brain functions right?"

"Yes, it is a good sign, Mrs. Harper," a strange male voice answered. "His eyes are moving as if looking for each speaker. Plus his eyes softened at the sound of your voice."

The three Harper's Rock Romances will be available this winter! Until then visit http://www.writerjjellis for excerpts and much more on the series. 


JJ Ellis is first and foremost a mom to five kids, four girls and one boy, ranging in age from 3-18. After that, she is a physically limited wife, blogger and now an author. She holds a degree in Communication Studies (Public Relations) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas but never thought she would chose writing as a career, especially at the age of 42. She once wanted to be a publicist in the entertainment industry, but never a writer. Then one day when she was in her mid thirties she was going through what can only be described as an early 'midlife crisis' and ideas just started to come to her and she felt compelled to write them down. She finished her first book relatively quickly, but life got in the way and it took her eight years to revisit it and then publish her first novel. She can honestly say that now she is finally right where she wants to be. 

JJ has been married to her college sweetheart (and romance novel hero) for twenty years and they reside in Casper, WY with their kids and one crazy mutt named Kreuger. She enjoys reading, writing, blogging, computing, and graphic design. She will try anything that will allow her creativity to be released.


TA Ellis is married to best selling romance Author JJ Ellis and is the father to five kids, four girls and one boy, ranging in age from 3-18. He holds a degree in Secondary Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has flirted with the idea of writing for years. He however did not expect to be writing romance as Sci-fi/horror/fantasy are more to his liking. But as a sounding board for his wife, he realized he had some good ideas and the team of JJ & TA Ellis was born.

TA lives in Casper, WY with his wife and kids and one crazy mutt named Kreuger. He enjoys reading, video games and grilling. He is excited to embark on this romance journey...after all, he's been happily married for twenty years. 


Hi there! We have one regular excerpt and one small one for Chapter 6! Enjoy!

Emily laughed. “Wow, I can see why you were scarred.” Her look suddenly turned serious. “What’s your biggest mistake Russell?” With every minute, Emily was more and more interested in this intriguing man. If he thought walking in on his brother having sex was the second biggest mistake of his life, she couldn’t wait to hear what the biggest was.

“I’ll tell you when we get to your house,” he said opening the car door for her. Russell was plotting a scene out in his head as he winked at her. He was going to do something that he would probably regret for the rest of his life. But because of how Emily had dealt with Miranda, he had a newfound appreciation for the woman sitting next to him. She was brilliant and sexy and beautiful. And he had been completely alone for too long. He craved her company, he needed her closeness, just for a little while.

“Pleeeeease tell me,” Emily begged, batting her eyelashes.

“I think I like it when you beg,” he confessed, a slight smirk crossing his face. Damn she was sexy when she begged. Oh how he desperately wished it was for something other than information.


Russell pulled up to the cottage and turned the engine off. “May I walk you in?”

“I’d like that,” Emily said softly as she reached for the door handle. Harper boys were always gentlemen and it was nice to see he hadn’t lost that quality to the city.

“Whoa, hold on a minute,” he said, rushing out of the vehicle and over to the passenger side. He opened the door and held his hand out to her.

“Thank you,” she murmured with a smile. She expected him to let go of her hand as soon as she was out of the seat, but he didn’t. The feeling of his large warm hand enveloping her small one felt good. It felt right. “I appreciate the ride.”

“It was my pleasure,” he returned softly as he opened the picket gate for her.

Emily stepped through and turned to him. “We’re at my house, you can tell me what that biggest mistake was.”

Russell raised an eyebrow at her. “You remembered.”

“Yeah. I have a very good memory,” she said with a sly grin. “So spill it.”

“Invite me in and I’ll tell you,” he returned with his own sly grin.”

Emily tugged his hand, pulling him up the walkway. She pulled the key out of her pocket and unlocked the door. As soon as he stepped through, Russell spun Emily around and planted a kiss on her irresistible pouty lips. At first she welcomed the intrusion, but after a moment she pulled away. “I know what you’re doing, Russell. Tell me your biggest mistake then we can kiss all you want.”

He sighed and looked into her eyes. Immediately he knew she wouldn’t budge on the idea. “Okay, let’s sit and I’ll tell you. But please save all of your judgments until I’m done talking.”

“Of course,” she murmured, pulling him over to the couch.


Her hand reached up to touch his cheek.

His gaze moved up and their eyes met. “You shouldn’t have done that,” he growled.

“What? This?” she asked, reaching up to touch his face with her other hand.

“Yeah,” he breathed. “That.” Their lips met in an all-consuming desperate kiss.

Russell’s hands found their way to Emily, slowly trailing up and down her sides. Shivers raced through her taut body, and a deep moan escaped her lips as they broke apart. “You like that, I take it?”

“You could say that,” she replied with a smile. Pulling back slightly, she lifted her blouse up and over her head...