An Act of Expediency Becomes Real #SixSunday

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday. Today I’m sharing six sentences from my published book, FUR BALL FEVER, a romantic crime mystery that tickles the funny bone. In this snippet, Nick is protecting Grace, the woman who broke his heart, from unwanted attention the only way he could think of—by dragging her against his chest, fisting a hand in her hair to anchor her head, and claiming her lips.

All of a sudden what he’d started as an act of expediency turned into a real kiss. As her familiar scent and taste flooded his senses, a wave of lust, thick, fast, and damn near irresistible swamped him. Emotions he’d thought long-buried stirred, stretched, exploded into life. He became aware of the softness of her skin, the fragrance of her body, the quivering of her mouth as she struggled against his invasion.

Ever so slowly, she relaxed into him.

He traced her lips with the tip of his tongue, murmured her name on a breath.


Fur Ball Fever (96dpi - Grey Border)


“This laugh-out-loud, sizzling hot story had me hooked right from the start and didn’t let go until the end.”
“One for the Money meets Best in Show.”
“Romance, mystery & dogs with personality, all wrapped up with humor.”
“Delicious, humorous, and a cast of amazingly quirky characters make for a memorable read.”


An impulsive pet spa owner who loses her client’s prize pooch …
After a lifetime of impetuous mistakes, Jersey Shore pet spa owner Grace Donnelly outdoes herself when a client’s prize poodle, a shoo-in to win the annual Fur Ball, goes AWOL while in her custody. With money, careers, and lives in jeopardy, Grace is not afraid to strap on the leather to go undercover in a fetish club looking for clues. Too bad her helpers consist of an aging hippie aunt, a renegade schnauzer, a drag queen, and a dominatrix or two. Worst of all, the only man truly qualified to help is her former flame, the most domineering male on the eastern seaboard.

A smokin’ hot bodyguard with his own agenda …
Texas-born security specialist Nick Jackson faces his worst nightmare when Grace’s amateur investigation nearly blows his covert operation. Unless he nails the con-artist who scammed his home-town’s seniors and whacked a witness, his homicidal granddaddy will take justice into his own wrinkled hands. To salvage his case, his sanity, and his ex-lover’s velvety skin, Nick joins forces with the sassy crusader who rubs him the wrong way–and so many right ways too.

Together, they weather an explosion of murder, mayhem, and mystery …
Action bounces from the upscale shore community of Saltwater Estates to a beach harboring washed-up corpses, a fancy yacht no honest preacher could possibly afford, and the bawdiest nightclub in Atlantic City. Hazards multiply like bunnies, culminating in fun, spicy romance, and a Fur Ball extravaganza the locals will never forget.

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