The Kiss Me Series
by Abbie St. Claire
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publish Date: August 12, 2014
Publisher: Southern Ink Press
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A fifth-year surgical resident who only has time for her new career… A talented heart surgeon who’s just returned from Doctors Without Borders and wants to make time for romance… A relationship that can’t possibly get off the ground…or can it? Quinn Ross has only a couple of months left of her residency in Houston before she takes her boards and joins a prestigious heart surgeon in Dallas. When she gets a serious case of pneumonia and becomes a patient herself, she meets Dr. Roman Burke. Roman found his love in Doctors Without Borders and made a career out of helping those less fortunate, especially small children in places like Haiti. Roman hid his heart under a magnificent tattoo for a very private reason and when Quinn thinks she’s found the reason…she’s misled and very wrong, making a wild move which leaves her feelings and her heart locked away. Can they find they find their way back to each other?
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“I know that tone. What did he do?” Angela asked.
I told them the story about the waterfall and the sounds and how he’d shifted to get comfortable on my pillow. When I got to the part about what I’d said and how he didn’t respond, Angela shook her head.
“You put a label on it too quick. Hot boy is gonna run. You just watch.”
There it was. Truth. I broke girl code. Yep, I tried to put a label on it. Not on purpose, mind you, but wishing I could take the words back wasn’t going to rewind time.
Men liked to control what a relationship was or wasn’t. They were the ones who wanted to be the first to call a girl a girlfriend. Girls were supposed to wait on guys. It was clearly okay to just exist, but the minute a girl defined or declared it was a relationship, if the guy wasn’t ready, he would bail. It’d been proven over and over.
~Random questions that bring together
interview questions and several top ten lists~
Where do you get your character inspiration?
Dr. Roman Burke’s character was formed by a Neurosurgeon that I knew personally who focused his younger years on his schooling and when it came time to separate work and love, most of the women he met or dated were more interested in his wealth and stature, not his soul. Arm candy was over-rated. Relationships left him mentally whipped and caused him to erect walls. He passed away at a young age and didn’t have “that one” beside him. If I could re-create his life, I would give him a HEA that he deserved, because he gave of himself so much for everyone that he came in to contact with.
What are ten things you have in your purse right now?
Oh god, I carry a big bag, you want just 10? Okay . . . lipstick; lip gloss in several shades (sparkly of course); sunglasses; USB drive; leather bound journal; pens; Advil; earrings; spare keys; necklace; and a portable computer mouse!
What do you think makes the best love interest (man or woman)?
Hmm, great question. We all shop with our eyes and for most of us that would be seeing the person first, but its personality traits that define character and therefore my answer would have to be personality traits.
What are ten pieces of advice that you would tell the “teen” you?
Wow, this could fun. Let’s see, I would definitely say: don’t wait so long for that first sexual experience (waiting is over-rated), but make him work for it and make it good; avoid the salt, save it for when I’m old; be yourself, don’t try to be the pack (after high school, most of the pack leaves you anyway); stay true to what you want and don’t let others change your mind; go after the one that got away, he was your real love; adopt a great diet now so it won’t be so hard when you’re old; everything you do in life comes full circle, remember that; treat your parents nice, you may desperately need them one day; education, education, education; and wherever you go, someone’s watching.
Do you enjoy sweet and simple or suspenseful and action-driven books?
Definitely more action driven.
What was your greatest book signing horror story?
Oh wow! We had to share tables and the person beside me who: 1. took up more than their allotted space; and 2. gave away free Tarot Card readings. She didn’t make any headway for signing or sales and I damn sure didn’t with people lined up in front of me for a reading. However, I learned a valuable lesson: rather than suck-it-up, go meet with the organizer-situations can be fixed and are rarely final.
What are ten of your favorite desserts?
Holy hell, you would ask this while I’m dieting! Reeces Peanut Butter Cups kept in the freeze, Turtle Cheesecake, Lemon Bars, Snickers, Sonic Blast, gooey brownies, Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie, Chocolate Cobbler, Not Yo’ Mamas Banana Pudding (has to be this one, won’t eat it otherwise), and Coconut Cream Pie.
What ten cities do you want to visit or have visited?
I’ve been to many, so I’ll list my favorites: San Francisco, Balboa Island, Milan, Italy; Galveston, Chicago, New York City, Ogunquit, Maine; Los Angeles, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; Dallas
What are ten songs on your iPod?
Ooh, you’re too easy on me. Gosh, I love music. Carry Me Home-Rie Sinclair; Beachin’- Jake Owen; New York Minute-Don Henley; We Are One-Kelly Sweet; Stillborn-Black Label Society; Lucky Man-The Verve; Santa Monica-Theory of a Deadman; Turn of the Century-Pete Yorn; She Keeps Me Warm-Mary Lambert ; Free-Ginny Owens
~About the Author ~
I’m a Texan through and through. While I’ve lived in various parts of the state, Houston is home now, but Dallas is my favorite part of the state and Austin runs a close second. Let’s hear it for the HORNS!
The hubs and I enjoy having friends over and our place is kind of a hangout…of sorts. We cook and entertain together.
I want my stories to excite the reader. I love it when readers reach out to me.
2014 has started off with my stories of HOOK-UPS with Ace’s Key, Booty Call, Christmas In July and Consolation Prize. I put the four of them in a collection, you’ll find it under All About the Heat.
I’m launching a standalone novella series called The KISS ME SERIES. Each novella will be sure to deliver snarky or wild and zainey or erotic twist to romance and perhaps a combo of all of it. First up is KISS ME-MY ASS guaranteed to get the temperature up, if you know what I mean. Followed by KISS ME-T HERE and KISS ME-IN THE RAIN. There are over 20 books planned in this series.
In January 2015, you will see my story, The Secrets of The Sequins, featured in a limited edition box set, Midnight Masquerade about a special place and time in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday. It’s a hot romp, so keep a look out.
Stay tuned, FALL 2014 is going to be full of love in all the right places.
Red Coach Cross Body Bag
Kiss Inspired Jewlery
Plus, authors Lacey Davis, Kelly Collins, Avery Claire, J.W. Phillips, & Kimmie Easley
Can you handle the heat? A compilation of steamy stories to entice, tantalize, heat you up and take your breath away by ten of your favorite authors. Grab a cold drink before settling in for a hot summer night of reading.
Intended for 18+. Be warned you may need a change of panties from erotic situations, naughty language and hotter than you can handle sexual liaisons.
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Tilly Shanters has big plans to make this summer a blue ribbon event. She’s heading off to college in the fall and has a few things to check off her list.
~ Win the county fair pie contest
~ Pack for college
~ Lose her virginity
Author Alex Saunders is just passing through. He has a few things to check off his list as well.
~ Clean out the house that was willed to him.
~ Sell it
~ Get to Hollywood to see his book turned into a movie
They had their summer set, until fate stepped in to redirect them. One night––one event––everything changed.
A fifth-year surgical resident who only has time for her new career…
A talented heart surgeon who’s just returned from Doctors Without Borders and wants to make time for romance…
A relationship that can’t possibly get off the ground…or can it?
Quinn Ross has only a couple of months left of her residency in Houston before she takes her boards and joins a prestigious heart surgeon in Dallas. When she gets a serious case of pneumonia and becomes a patient herself, she meets Dr. Roman Burke.
Roman found his love in Doctors Without Borders and made a career out of helping those less fortunate, especially small children in places like Haiti. Roman hid his heart under a magnificent tattoo for a very private reason and when Quinn thinks she’s found the reason…she’s misled and very wrong, making a wild move which leaves her feelings and her heart locked away.
Can they find they find their way back to each other?
After finding her husband of twenty-one years with her best friend, Cherry Black found herself in an abyss that she was not ready to climb out of. That was until her long lost spark was renew upon meeting and interviewing the elusive owner of the hottest BDSM club in the state.
After eight years of marriage, Ian and Brittany are in a rut. Their life together has become routine, no longer filed with fun and spontaneity. And their love life? Non-existent.
Longing to break the dull, repeating pattern that is her life, Brittany looks to a friend for some advice on how to put some spice back into her marriage.
Her friend’s advice? A hands on, in home sex therapist.
Brittany brushes her off at first, but after another night of unexciting sex, she’ll try anything…ANYTHING to save her love life, even if it is an unconventional route. Journey through the ups and downs of love, life, and lust with Brittany, Ian, and their sex therapist.
A shooting star
A tragic mistake
A forbidden secret
A sexy summer of love
When two worlds collide, two hearts unite.
Jackson “Jax” Caraway has been on the journey from hell. Four years ago, his life was turned upside down when he was smacked with the title of pedophile, fleeing the city, now a black sheep. There are two sides to every story, and his side has yet to be justified. Finally ready to step from the shadows to live his life, he’s decides to take the plunge. He just never expected for fate to drop a bombshell at his feet.
Jessa Roberts, graduate of fashion design school in Paris, is at a crossroads in her life. Finally she is free to plant her roots wherever her heart takes her. After having accomplishing her dreams, she doesn’t know what to live for anymore. Looking skyward, she wishes upon a shooting star to discover what the meaning of her life is. Normally a quirky, urban girl, she decides to branch out during a boring summer to experience the country life. And boy does she love the country view, all six feet, hard body in tight wrangler jeans, white t shirt, and boots. Lucky her, the amazing specimen is outside her window too.
On a hot summer day, their worlds collide; sparking instant chemistry, intertwining their hearts, and a magical love affair begins. A true fairy tale. Will the past come back to haunt them? Will the secrets of their forbidden love tear them apart? Can their love be enough to last more than the summer?
I’ve really done it this time.
I’m such a fucking weak, pathetic mess when it comes to this man and he knows it.
And because he knows it, I hate him for exploiting my weakness.
He blows my entire world wide open, breaks down my barriers and I let him.
Because when it comes to this man, my beautiful, broken man, I’m totally fucking lost.
I don’t know how to deny him or deny myself of what I truly need.
He awoke darkness within me I had no idea existed.
But he did. He saw the monster I really am, embraced it, coaxed it to the surface and unleashed it.
He fixed me, saved me and put me back together.
Then he broke me all over again.
And still I came back for more, just one more night.
One more night to be me.
One more night to be the real me.
The me that only he gets to see, because the minute I leave his penthouse apartment, I will bury my real self way down deep again.
Until the next time.
Because there will be a next time.
There is no END where we are concerned.
He is my broken man and I am his broken woman.
And we are broken together.
Whether I like it or not…………
Elizabeth Slade, a college English instructor, has experienced success as a romance writer, but she has a dirty little secret: She can’t write sex scenes without a little help from Carl, a gorgeous guy who plays her pretend boyfriend and makes a booty call whenever her imagination is flailing.
She’d like for Carl to commit to be her permanent and real boyfriend, and she thinks that’s where they’re headed until she finds him getting way too cozy with another woman in a bar.
At that point, she enlists the help of her friend, fellow college instructor Roman Decker, who offers to temporarily take Carl’s place while she sorts through her emotions. She grows confused when she realizes she’s also attracted to Roman. When Carl comes back to her on bended knee, does she take the bad boy who broke her heart or try to convince her friend to make a real go of it?
Hope Fairbanks is ready to cut the purse strings. She longs for the day that her affluent family will quit trying to buy off her dream of traveling the world as an art broker. When she lands an internship at an elite NYC art gallery, Hope believes she’s finally on her way to freedom. That is until her first major assignment is to assist the highly sought after painter, Jonah Dempsey, with an upcoming show. The eccentric, older artist unleashes Hope’s creative side by stripping away her inhibitions, one lashing at a time.
Ava Porter wants to seduce her boss who has no idea she’s even on the planet. After indulging in enough wine to knock out her common sense and removing her contacts,she decides to pay him a visit.
Lucas Anderson is dog sitting for his younger brother when a beautiful woman knocks on the door, removes her coat to reveal a red bra and matching thong. Not a man to say no to a lady, he invites her in.
After an amazing night together, it takes a while for them to reunite, but when they do,sparks fly. Ava has dated so many losers, how can she think differently of Lucas? Life is full of surprises and they have to learn if love can be more than a one night stand.
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Kelly Collins: https://www.facebook.com/authorkelleycollins
Kimmie Easley: https://www.facebook.com/KimmieEasleyAuthor
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