Welcome to the 179th week of My Sexy Saturday.
This week’s theme: Sexy and Strong
Readers, please visit us at our new Author Central where we’ll be sharing even more from our authors besides Saturday’s snippets. We’d love to have each and every one of you there as we’re starting new things this month with fun and prizes along the way.
Here’s my excerpt from Claimed – Book 1 a paranormal romance
She refused to allow him to witness her terror. She could do this. When she took his outstretched hand, desire coursed through her and nearly buckled her legs. Was this her illness? Or had the fever returned? A peace filled her in his presence, and she wasn’t
scared when he tugged her hand.
Glittering water caressed her thighs, then reached her stomach as they waded. When a wave hit her chest, she took her gaze off Damon, realizing how far out she’d come. How had he gotten her to take his hand and block her panic? No one had ever succeeded at getting her into water over her knees without her clawing, kicking, and screaming. Yet when she looked at him, calm drifted into her. What possessed her to trust him and wade out this far? She had to leave. Had to get back to shore.
“Careful.” Concern filled his eyes. “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine.” The sudden thought of Damon nearly kissing her made her anger flare and her words come out sharper than she intended. He wasn’t someone to lose herself with. If he discovered her fear of water, would he tease her about it? Tell everyone?
“The rocks can be slippery here. Let me help you.” He grasped her elbow.
“I’m okay.” She pulled away, but the stone was slick beneath her feet. God, why had she come out this far? Terror clawed at her throat. Her legs shook as her breathing raced. Water splashed up against a boulder to her left, bringing back the image of her dad’s face and the way his dead eyes stared into hers. On a ride through the rapids, she’d been thrown off. Her father leapt into the churning water after her and helped her scramble
onto a rock. The next time she gazed at her dad, he lay in his casket.
Rather than let Damon discover her phobia, she plunged ahead and tripped on a mass of rocks hidden below the surface. She yelped before water crashed over her head and she sunk to the bottom of the river.
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Claimed Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_H5oGFEDJM
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.