Today I'm hosting the fabulous Em Petrova and her new release "Wild Wild Hearts". Take it away, Em!
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done
for love? Have you ever taken a risk to show your interest in a special person?
Or have you thrown away all common sense just to show that person that you
care? Here are some fun stories about pulling out all the stops. Enjoy!
One woman in Pittsburgh joined a winter
football team just to get closer to one hunky player. I mean, that’s
dedication! Have you ever braved a Pennsylvania winter? It’s damn near
impossible NOT to layer up in down puffer jackets, and we all know that no one
looks good in a down puffer jacket!
A woman in Kansas City changed religions
for the man she loved. Her fiancé was Mormon and his condition to marry was
that she must convert. After some thought, she realized that converting was one
small detail when it came to the decision to spend her life with the man she
loved! Can I get a big AWWWWW?
Here’s a bad story—anyone ever tattoo a
lover’s name on your body? A lot of people take the inky plunge, believing their
love to be everlasting. Luckily, a lot of tattoo artists can cover over old
tattoos with new pieces. So you can turn “Johnny” into some amazing floral
When you’re crazy for someone, would you
hop a bus in the inner city, possibly risking your life to see him? Or would
you fly around the world just to spend two days with the man of your dreams?
One amazing man took his important lady to the airport and spontaneously
whipped out his credit card to buy a ticket to accompany her. Talk about knowing
the way to a woman’s heart—she took one look at that card and fell for him,
What have you done for love? I’d love to
hear some stories! And I’ll leave you with a short excerpt from my latest
release, a historical ménage a trois called WILD WILD HEARTS. Enjoy!
Blurb: Lady Sofia is one of the most
sought-after women on the frontier. But her “boss” calls the shots from what
she may eat to who she spends the night with. Recently he’s asked too much when
he demands she and her long-time lover Isaac use their charms to seduce a man
she wants to tangle limbs with all too much.
With Sofia, Isaac Strong is part of
a two-for-one deal known as the “Jade Pair” for the color of their eyes. When
the rugged Nolan Hollis walks into their lives, Isaac’s yearnings kick like a
wild stallion. But will the honorable man want anything to do with them,
especially once he discovers the Jade Pair’s mission is to steal a prized
object from the Hollis family?
Nolan must have the stunning saloon
girl, even if it means she comes packaged with Isaac. Soon Nolan is equally as
drawn to the quiet and handsome man. While he struggles not to lose his heart
to his lovers from the wrong side of humanity, he works to hide his rendezvous
from his family. But soon Nolan realizes his lovers intend to do more than get
him into bed and steal his love.
“Your action, sir.” Sofia hung over
the railroad executive’s shoulder, making sure her bodice dipped low. The
movement left nothing to the man’s imagination as she pointed to his poker
His gray mustache twitched. He
followed the seam of her cleavage, able to see quite a bit considering the top
of her dress dipped dangerously close to her nipples. One wrong move and she’d
be exposed to everyone in the saloon.
Including the Hollis boy across the
Sofia flicked her gaze up, stopping
just short of meeting his. He was looking at her—that was enough for now. She
wasn’t certain she should be carousing with a man like him anyway.
He’d been nursing the same whiskey
all night but continued to watch her, his dark hat tugged lower with every hour
Just like her bodice.
She didn’t know why she was
purposely tempting him. For a price, she’d go upstairs with any man, together
with her lover, Isaac.
They were a team known as the Jade
Pair for the color of their eyes. Hers were a deeper, more emerald green, while
Isaac’s were a bright jade. But their boss believed the term to be exotic and
enticing, drumming up more business.
With Hollis’s warm gaze on her, she
almost wished she wasn’t in this profession of entertaining men. Hollis had
“morality” written all over him. Yes, he was definitely the come-courting kind.
Well, she wasn’t in that market—her train had pulled out long ago.
The railroad executive, his name
still unknown to her, spread some cards out on the table, and a gasp ran from
one player to the next when they spotted his four-of-a-kind.
“I’m out.” One man tossed his cards
into the center of the table with a growl of disgust. Another withdrew a wad of
cash from his vest pocket and peeled off some bills, which he handed to the
railroad man to cover his losses.
Isaac made a sharp movement, and
Sofia looked up. Their gazes met. No words were needed. He glanced to the side
and caught the boss, Hiram Marshall, watching. Hiram was waiting for Sofia to
make her move.
Her unladylike thought was tamer
than it might have been. How she hated being under Hiram’s thumb and pinned
down by his ever-watchful gaze. That he was waiting for her to gain the
tycoon’s cooperation so that wad of cash could cross into Hiram’s hands was
If the railroad man took her and
Isaac to bed, they’d line Hiram’s pocket and provide enough cash for them to
eat and bathe for a week.
Carefully, she lifted her gaze to
the far wall again. A slice of want ripped through her as she met Hollis’s
intense stare. She didn’t even know which Hollis he was—there were so many.
The man was pure, walking lust.
Dark denims that were stiff on every other cowboy actually molded to his
chiseled thighs, and his quality leather boots gleamed in the lantern lights.
Nothing compared to his face. If angels truly fell, she could say she saw one
in the flesh.
His dark gaze burned from beneath
the brim of his hat and caused a throb deep in her core.
A jolt of surprise captured her.
When had she last felt that desire? Though she slept with many men every week,
she’d only ever experienced this wanting once before—with Isaac.
Her sex ached, pooling with
moisture. She shifted, and her skirts rustled. Beneath her lacy petticoats, she
was slick and bare—every bit of hair bladed from her pussy.
Was Hollis a hungering man? From
the way his hard lips pulled tight over his teeth in a snarl when the railroad
man skimmed her jaw with his forefinger, she thought so. Hollis set his glass
down with a clink that sounded all
the way across the noisy saloon.
“Careful, Sofia,” Isaac murmured in
The threads of the web tightened.
Suddenly, she was caught between Hiram, the railroad man, Isaac, and Hollis.
Yessir, she was throwing Hollis into the mix. If he was a hungering man, she
was a betting woman.
“Would you like to follow my man
and me upstairs?” she asked the tycoon but kept her gaze fixed on Hollis.
The cowboy brought his boot off its
resting place across his knee, and the heel hit the floor.
“Why yes, ma’am, that sounds right
nice.” The railroad man clutched the bills he’d just won and turned to her with
a fevered light in his eyes. When he reached for her, Hiram plucked the money
from his hand. At the same moment, Hollis shoved his chair back with such
swiftness, it tipped over, sounding like a shot.
At the sound of the crash, the
piano music came to an abrupt stop. Isaac clamped his hand on Sofia’s shoulder,
almost bruising her. But she knew if events escalated into a fight and guns
were drawn, he would have her out of here and to safety within moments.
“I’ll raise you.” Hollis’s voice
was deep and rough, like he chewed nails and swallowed them for breakfast. It
also sent a dark heat threading low through Sofia’s belly. The fire took up
residence between her thighs, and she squeezed them together to ease it.
Hiram stepped up to Hollis. He was
a full head shorter than the cowboy and lacking in muscle. But he was used to
dealing with hard men and knew how to get what he wanted. At that moment, he
wanted more money.
Isaac’s grip on her shoulder
tightened painfully. She swung her gaze to him and spotted the glint in his
eyes. Yes, it said. He wanted
Lust pounded through her core. In
the two years she and Isaac had been together and loved each other, she’d never
seen the flames of need in him for another man. Sure, he gave his body to them
willingly enough, but Hollis was different.
For them both. Before she had a
chance to wonder why, Hollis crowded close.
“This is a rather large chunk of
money, sir. I’m not certain you would have—” Hiram bit off his words as Hollis
laid a thick stack of cash on the table.
A shiver that was almost pride
coursed down Sofia’s spine. Isaac blew out a breath.
Rotating, Hiram faced the railroad
man. “Will you counteroffer?”
The man stared for a long moment at
Hollis. The cowboy braced his legs wide and hooked a thumb in his front pocket,
appearing nonchalant and menacing at once. The pose said he had money to up the
stakes, but he wasn’t going to need it.
Sofia sank her teeth into her lower
lip. Hollis’s gaze latched on to her mouth and held.
Finally, the tycoon shook his head.
“Nope. Other women in these parts to be had. I won’t separate myself from more
money.” He held out his hand, and Hiram placed his winnings in his palm.
“Sofia, Isaac, you’ve got yourself
a gentleman for the evening. Take good care of him.” Hiram greedily stuffed the
wad of money into his vest pocket and hightailed it out of the saloon. His work
was done, and now he’d be off to his bed like the lazy sloth he truly was. A
man who worked not at all but lived off other people’s “talents.”
“I thank you, sir, for such a
gracious offer,” Sofia whispered, the words not laced with her usual syrupy
sweetness. Isaac heard her breathlessness and inched closer, putting one arm
around her waist.
Hollis nodded, then glanced upward.
“Shall we go upstairs?”
White heat scorched her sex. Her
nipples pebbled. “By all means.”
As she followed Hollis’s thickly
muscled body up the short flight of wooden stairs, Sofia’s heart galloped out
of control. Certainly a man like him would know his way around a woman’s body
as well as he knew how to rope a stallion.
~where words mean so much more~