#NewRelease - Boy Toy by @JewelQuinlan, an @EvernightPub #Cougar #Romance

I'm delighted to welcome Jewel Quinlan back to my blog today. The second book in her Cougar Journals series is out, and she's given me a sexy excerpt to match. Without further ado....

Boy Toy

The Cougar Journals Book 2

by Jewel Quinlan

Left hot, bothered, and disappointed by Grant—the man she had high hopes for—Ava breaks up with him and heads out on a ski weekend with a group of friends. Harrison, a twenty-three year old member of the group, can’t help but take notice of her and makes advances. Some of which Ava can’t brush aside when they are stuck sharing a room together. Will she give in to Harrison’s moves or go home and work things out with Grant?

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Excerpt

The covers shifted again and I could feel the section near me, behind my back, lifting as he scooted closer. The warmth of his body was settled very close to and almost against mine, mirroring my shape like a puzzle piece. His voice was a low whisper in my ear, a single-syllable question. “Spoon?”

My mind went through rapid-fire calculations. Spoon? What would be the consequences of that? Should I do it? I churned through the outcomes of either saying yes or no but, after a moment, threw my pros and cons list out the window as the conclusion of, what the hell, why not? came to me. He was cute and I could use a little spooning. It wasn’t something I got to do often.

“Mm-hm.” I scooted backward into his embrace.

He slid his hand around my waist, his fingers sliding along my rib cage all the way around until he was cupping my other side. Then he nestled his face in my hair and inhaled my scent. “You smell nice,” he whispered.

“Thanks,” I murmured back. For some reason I kept my voice low as if talking too loud would break the spell. It felt so good to have all six feet of his firm body stretched along mine. Even pressed against my back I could sense the various muscles making contact with me. The slow rhythm of his breath just skimming my ear was nice. I let go of all the typical female questions that rose up in my mind at the scenario and enjoyed the moment.

There had been so many times in my life I had imagined waking up in bed with my husband just like this, feeling a new day awakening with me safe and cozy in my true love’s arms. It was one of those dreams that, now, was becoming painful to replay as my singleness continued to stretch out year after year. In a moment like this it was easy to take it out of the closet, dust it off, and use it as a sort of atmosphere to what was actually going on. When things like this happened it reinforced the fact that I really did want to get married. It was just a matter of Mr. Right showing up. No matter how my logical mind kept trying to force Grant into the shape of that hole, my true self stood back shaking its head and saying, “It’s not going to work. There’s too big of an issue there.”

After a few minutes of laying in silence together with the rise and fall of our chests matching, I could feel myself starting to slip away again into dreamland. But then Harrison shifted his hips, scooting closer to my backside. My eyes shot open as it registered exactly what was pressing against my ass and lower back.

Morning wood!

About Jewel Quinlan

Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment.

**Jewel will be attending RomCon 2015 in Denver CO September 25-27. Readers can get tickets to sit with her at the reader luncheon event.

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#NewRelease: Man Candy by Jewel Quinlan (@JewelQuinlan), an @EvernightPub #Cougar #Romance

I'm delighted to welcome the lovely Jewel Quinlan back to my blog today. Her cougar romance Man Candy just came out, and it's been awarded the Editor's Pick seal from Evernight Publishing. I'm here to offer her a virtual high five. Here's more about the book. 

Man Candy
(The Cougar Journals)

by Jewel Quinlan

Commercial real estate agent, Ava Baldassari, is done with being a good girl. Recently having revamped her self-image, home and wardrobe she finds there is one thing left that needs updating; her sex life. She runs into her friend and running partner, Cole, one night when she is out with a friend. A bit drunk she flirts with him and is surprised by the enthusiastic response he gives back. Things reach a point where she has to make a decision whether or not to cross a line she never has before. Ava is forty and Cole is twenty-five, is she really ready to become a cougar?

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Excerpt

“I’ve been wanting to do this for a while,” he whispered in my ear, still pressed against me as he unzipped my dress.

Me too, I wanted to say. But I didn’t. I was adrift in the onslaught of sensation as he slid the fabric from me, trailing kisses down my back as it went. Making me aware as I never had been of how sensitive the skin there could be. When he reached the small of my back, he lingered, kneading my skin with his tongue and teeth. His hands ran down my legs and then back up to my breasts, and I savored the feel of his fingers. My breaths came heavier. I had been needing this for too long.

He rose and turned me toward him, towering over me. His cap was gone and his dark hair was askew, as though he had run his fingers through it, giving him that sexy just-woke-up look. I slid my fingers from the waist of his jeans, underneath his shirt, to his muscled back. The ridges of strength there were too tempting beneath my fingertips. How did he find the time to work out that much? I had to see with my own eyes. Fisting the hem of his shirt in my hands, I pulled his t-shirt up to remove it. Why should I be the only one standing here naked? With a chuckle, he complied, lifting the shirt over his head and flinging it away in the casual manner of an underwear model on TV.

Sure, I had imagined what he looked like with his shirt off, but the reality was ten times better. He had a runner build, but that was filled out with muscle. The planes of his chest were topped by strong shoulders and arms, which seemed to blossom over the lean ridges of his abdominals, creating a definite contrast. I couldn’t help reaching out and touching him. I ran my hands over his skin, tracing my way upward to the light coating of black hair on his pectorals. He leaned his pelvis into me, forehead on mine, his erection pressing into me, making me shiver with anticipation.

We were on the brink of something oh-so-good, and I was dying to plunge ahead. Yet, I hesitated. Questions burned in my mind. I tried to hold them back, knowing serious talk would ruin the moment. That lasted about two seconds before I gave in.

“Um…” I said.

He lifted his head from mine and looked at me.

I cocked my head at him. “Did you just say you’ve been wanting to do this for a while?” Had he been scoping me out all this time, as I had him?

He nodded. “Who wouldn’t? Look at you. You’re gorgeous.”

I glanced down at myself. My ample buxom looked perfect in the black, lace push-up bra I wore, and the matching thong sat just right, low on my hips. I still had on my red heels, which added a lady-killer effect.

Then I glanced at him. The smoldering look he gave me trumped anything I observed on the physical plane. The messages coming from him on a subliminal level promised pleasure that made me squirm with heat.

“You know it’s going to be good between us, Ava,” Cole said.

About Jewel Quinlan

Restless by nature, Jewel Quinlan is an avid traveler and has visited 16 countries so far. Lover of ice cream, beer and red wine she tries to stay fit when she’s not typing madly on her computer concocting another tale. In her spare time she likes to do yoga, hike, learn German and play with her spoiled Chihuahua; Penny. It is Penny’s mission in life to keep Jewel from the keyboard. But, with the help of dog-chew-making-companies, Jewel has been able to distract her canine companion and continues to get thousands of words on the page for your enjoyment.

**Jewel will be attending RomCon 2015 in Denver CO September 25-27. Readers can get tickets to sit with her at the reader luncheon event.

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A Threesome of Cupids

What better way is there to celebrate Valentine's Day than to sink your teeth into some luscious chocolate and a romance about Cupid–the demi-god associated with finding one's true love? But as we all know, sometimes one just isn't enough. Since your reading pleasure is very near and dear to my heart, I'm taking this opportunity to present you with a threesome of cupids. 

Stealing Cupid's Bow by Jewel Quinlan is a brand new release from Decadent Publishing (as in it officially releases today).  Raine Daniels arrives home to help with her parents' fortieth anniversary only to discover they are planning to separate. When she finds out the sexy stranger she'd sat next to on the plane is Cupid (long divorced from Psyche and no longer a believer of love), what's a girl to do but steal his bow? [Buy Links: Decadent | Amazon]

Operation Cupid is a new release by my pal Allyson Lindt (who has a knack for writing geeky heroes). Newly released by Liquid Silver Books, this hot romance is all about second chances. Newly appointed Cupid Devin feels inexplicably drawn to his subject Kaylee, a woman who once lost her true love on Valentine's Day. Plagued by unfamiliar memories and emotions, he finds himself breaking all the rules to make her happy. [Buy Links: LSBooks | Amazon]

For the Love of a God is a scorching hot romance by the lovely Rosanna Leo, written long before her Gemini Island Shifters series experienced their runaway success. To be honest, I'm showcasing it now because I'm in love with the cover. Conservator Maia Douglas is an expert on ancient Greece who has always had a secret crush on the mythical Eryx, the Greek god of love. When she meets her museum's new director, she can't help but notice the uncanny resemblance. It doesn't take long before this God manages to disrupts Maia's orderly museum world. [Buy Links: LSBooks | Amazon]

Hopefully, I've managed to give you something to look forward to this Valentine's Day weekend. Clicking on the book covers will lead you to Amazon, where you can peruse the first chapter of all of these romances. Clicking on the author pictures below will take you to their website. 

Jewel Quinlan www.jewelquinlan.com

Jewel Quinlan
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Allyson Lindt www.allysonlindt.co

Allyson Lindt
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Rosanna Leo rosannaleo.blogspot.com

Rosanna Leo
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