We’re so excited to share this fabulous cover for our upcoming Romantic Suspense The Painter is Lady!Secrets. Trust. Courage. Who will knuckle under first—the war hero? The spirited single mom? Or the former high school bully who still hates them both?
Title: The Painter is a Lady
Release Date: March 17, 2017
Author: Adriana Kraft
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Word count: 74,600
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Heat Level: Three flames
When war hero Michael Jarvis returns to his home town on the shores of Lake Superior, he doesn’t plan to stay—he’s undercover, investigating a possible sex trafficking ring operating on the Great Lakes. But he does want to sample the pesky girl next door he always turned down—and it wouldn’t hurt if she’d clear up a few mysteries of her own along the way.
Successfully established as an interior house painter, Brenda Tower finally has her act together as a single mom—but it hangs by a thread, a secret she’ll guard with her life. The return of her youthful crush Michael Jarvis threatens to unravel everything.
Jealousy has inflamed Brett Hill’s hatred of Michael and Brenda for as long as he can remember. Revenge will be so sweet—and it will fit in perfectly with his high stakes game.
When the secrets break open, can Michael and Brenda find the courage to trust each other, or will revenge and betrayal triumph?
MORE ABOUT OUR COVER
We loved working with Syneca Featherstone of Original Syn designs (and what an original title for her business!) One shot, over and out – she nailed our concept, our characters and their hot moment in her first try. We hope we can work with her again and are so glad she’s now in the eXtasy Books stable of cover artists! Here’s what she had to say about putting this cover together:
“When I read the cover request I remember thinking how important it was to find an image of a couple with obvious chemistry and with luck, appeared to have real emotion. I was starting to despair that I was not going to find what I wanted and then tada!! It went so well with the background I selected and gave the overall feel of the location and the couple. I was on pins and needles waiting to hear back from Adriana. When she approved the cover I did my little happy dance (no worries, it was in the privacy of my office so no children or fuzzy animals were scarred for life because they saw it). I hope I get the chance to work with Adriana again and hope this book sells a MILLION!!”
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ABOUT ADRIANA KRAFT
We are a married couple writing Sizzling Romantic Suspense and Erotic Romance for Two, Three, or More.
Our Romantic Suspense line delivers “warmth, blazing hot sex, and well-developed characters” (Romance Junkies Reviews) as our hero and heroine battle outer threats and inner demons to stay alive and fall in love.
We write our Erotic Romance stories to entertain, of course, but most of all we write them because we believe in happy endings for all who fall in love, whatever their gender, sexual orientation or numerical combination.
“Jaguar’s gone.” The female swung her attention back to Tarzan and stared at his lengthened male part. “And I have a feeling my clothes will be, too.”
Whatever she’d said to his tool, it must have involved her mouth, because she licked her lips.
“Uh-uh.” He pulled on the flowered blue cloth that covered her breasts, then pointed at the tougher shield over her legs. All females bore an opening in which the mating part slid in and out.
At the thought, his tool jumped. Tarzan wrapped his hand around the hardened length to subdue it.
“Here? In the tree?” With her brow wrinkled, the female appeared agitated again. “Seriously?”
He gazed down at her, wondering what caused such a reaction when moments before she was all sweet sounds and closed eyes—a sign of her readiness to mate. Hmm. It first happened when he’d touched the covering between her legs. Female gorillas in his family band didn’t like their hair stroked in the opposite direction. Perhaps it was the same for this hairless female.
For the sake of his heavy mating tool, Tarzan tried again, reaching to stroke a soothing path over her covered breast.
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I'm sharing seven paragraph excerpt is from my Award-Winning Paranormal/Fantasy romance novel
Scene set up: Eli, a Troll, is secretly meeting Nubbs, his Centaur contact, deep within the Boronda Forest. In a mythic world where the lines of friends and enemies are blurred, sometimes things aren't exactly what they seem.
While he stared out
over the lookout point, dawn broke over the valley. Behind him, the sun
struggled to rise, spilling brilliant shades of orange to paint the western
Trees on the distant ridge stood
like soldiers at attention, lighting up as if they were on fire, spearing
streaks of bursting yellow between slots of early morning mist. Beyond the
serene stream that zigzagged through the valley below was the flat granite face
of the Centaur palace. The tips of the boulders would grow warmer as the
daystar climbed higher.
When the older Centaur stepped off
the trail into view, Eli checked his watch. The male’s stroll was casual and
unhurried, his face expressionless. His devil-may-care fashion was khaki
trousers, brown shirt, and leather jacket.
Over the cliff’s edge, wisps of
cotton-candy haze broke apart. The ghostly pieces floated upward, then
disintegrated in the sun’s powerful rays. To keep warm, Eli stuck his hand back
into his pockets.
Nubbs stopped beside him on the flat
ground and glanced out at the wide-spread scenery. “Been waiting long?”
“Would you care if I was?”
Nubbs swung his gaze toward him, then chuffed a soft
laugh. “Hell, no.” He tilted his head toward the tree line behind them. “Let’s
get out of this fucking wind.”
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So I’m thinking of how I should describe the little monkey who makes a grand appearance in my Jungle Island series that everyone
seems to love.
Initially I described him as havinga white face, but that’s generic and broad. Readers seem to want this bothersome
character to appear more often, so if I’m to write him into my stories, he’ll need
I will leave it up to you, my enthusiastic readers, to decide Chee-tah’s
Please vote your choice in comments, and share! I’d like to know what
others think, too!
Cast your vote and help me decide which monkey side-kick is best suited for the
It's another week of sharing our Sexy Saturday excerpts.
Okay, so this is an old promo card, but I think the guy is cute, don't you?
And now, for my seven sentences...drum roll, please...
“Why do you want to kill me?” She cried out. “What have I done?”
Mariano switched his attention back to Finn, his lips lifted in a ghost of a smile. “She is preciosa, no?”
“More than beautiful,” he answered without glancing her way. No way in hell was he taking his eyes off the guy.
Finn didn’t need to see Monica Beggs to remind himself how beautiful she looked. Every inch of her smooth olive skin had been seared into his brain after watching her movie Sin City: A Dildo to Die For—twice.
Okay, three times.
Through his adrenaline rush, memory of the teardrop shape of her breasts flushed hot through his jacked-up system and settled low between the hips. Helping the porn star was the right thing to do. He’d been sure of it back at Femenino Island and felt positive about it now. Confidence injected steel into his blood and he reveled in the sense of calm the knowledge brought.
“You win today, señor.” Mariano’s expression soured. A grim line thinned his lips and his brows lowered.
Finn shrugged and replied in matter-of-fact arrogance. “I win them all.”
Enticing? I sure hope so!
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