Happy Wednesday! It’s time for Mid Week Tease. Since I’m getting ready to head to Ottawa for Romancing the Capital, I’ve decided to share an excerpt from HER ALIEN HERO, an erotic romance that takes place in Ottawa during said convention. Also, I won’t be participating next week, as I’ll be on my way to Ottawa.
Setup: Cooper (half extraterrestrial) just found out that his friend, Tabitha, has set him up on a blind date…
Cooper tensed, heat flushing through his body. How could Tabitha set him up with a stranger? Not even a simple date, but a one-night stand. She could have, at least, told him before he drove to the hotel. But then he would never have traveled to Ottawa, never gone through with the arrangement to begin with. He stood, tossing the note and envelope back onto the bed.
On his way out of the bedroom, he unclipped his phone. No way it’s going to happen. I’m heading back home. One hundred dollars in fuel wasted. So much for trusting his friend. Never again would he travel anywhere at her request without knowing the reason before he set out.
He grabbed his duffle bag from the floor and reached for the door handle. His phone vibrated.
Have you looked at the photo? Do not leave until you do.
Dammit. He hadn’t noticed a picture. What difference would seeing the woman make anyway? He refused to stick around for some blind date whether with a troll or a super model. He’d had enough blind dates in his lifetime, and they all ended the same way, with the woman departing when she noticed something “off” about him. He’d learned to never stick around long enough for them to think about it any further, often excusing himself to use the restaurant bathroom and leaving instead, paying the bill on the way out.
In order to placate Tabitha—she’d torment him if he didn’t look—Cooper picked up the envelope and fished inside.
Thick, filmy paper brushed along his fingertips. He pulled out the rectangular object to see the identity of the woman about to be stood up.
No, it couldn’t be. Wavy red hair framed the woman’s ivory face. A smattering of freckles highlighted her cheekbones, drawing his attention to her radiant clover-colored eyes. Long ago, he’d imagined kissing her full lips, slipping his hands under her tight shirt to stroke her warm skin. While his former neighbor had grown up in the best of ways over the years, she still resembled the girl he’d fantasized about for most of his early teen years.
HER ALIEN HERO
Librarian by day, erotic romance author by night, Melinda Rose sets out for another exciting conference, this one in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa. But all her plans go up in smoke when the 1Night Stand she applies for is set to happen at the same time.
Cooper Tate heads to Ottawa to meet a friend. When he learns of her deception, he is ready to head back home and vows never to trust her again. That is, until he sees a picture of his stunning date.
With the help of Madame Eve, can these two former neighbors become lovers? Or will extraterrestrial secrets rip away the hero Melinda has always dreamed of?
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Also part of Intergalactic Heat & An Alien to Love
Mid Week Tease, a weekly blog hop hosted by Angelica Dawson, where authors share snippets from their recent releases, back list titles, and works-in-progress (WIPs). So, please check out my tease and visit the other participating authors listed below.