Thursday, 13 December 2012

Candy Cane Kink Giveaway Hop

I'm happily preparing to celebrate the release of my latest erotic romance:
Releasing in 2013!!

PI Honeytrap

Hayley doesn’t trust men. She thinks most of them are only good for one thing. And she gets plenty of that honey-trapping cheating husbands or satisfying her own needs with local gym owner, Reuben.
And woe-betide him if he even tries to get emotionally close to her. Because tough girl Hayley is running. From her past. From herself.
Will Reuben ever understand this girl? Will Hayley ever accept exactly who she is and what she needs from a man? Will she learn to trust again?


Hayley pushed the box of Kleenex across the desk. The slight figure sitting opposite her reached over and pulled one out ready. Tears were on their way.
‘So what makes you think your husband is cheating on you, Mrs Smith?’ Her agency’s standard opening line.
It was clear why the woman was here. The same reason they all came here. Only the circumstances changed and the names of the men. When it came to infidelity, there was no point beating about the bush. The silly cliché had Hayley biting back a smile as she remembered last night.
The question and the Kleenex were enough permission to start the flow of self-pity and the young woman sitting opposite snatched up another couple of the soft white sheets to stem the swelling tide.
Hayley was unmoved. She’d seen enough tears across her desk to float an ark. For the life of her, she couldn’t understand why these women didn’t just kick the dumb sons-of-bitches where it would have them grasping for their own Kleenex. Man-sized. If any guy tried to do that to her, she’d shove a spit up his rear end and roast him until his meat was charcoal.
Not that any man ever got the chance to get that close. She liked fooling around with a guy as much as the next robustly healthy female, but she’d witnessed too much heartache to ever let some bastard take her for a ride.
Perhaps that was an unfortunate turn of phrase too. After last night.
‘Go on.’ Hayley settled back in her chair. She could listen and drift away at the same time.
She drifted straight back to the gym where she’d retreated late last night, to pound a little tension out of her body. Her private arrangement with the owner allowed her to use the place long after his other customers had gone home…

‘Still running, Hayley?’
Hayley knew that Reuben had been standing behind her in the doorway between his office and the main gym hall watching her for some time. She was observant about things like that. And about his choice of words. Perhaps it was time to cancel the arrangement?
‘Still running, Reuben. Are you wanting to lock up or something?’ She kept pounding the treadmill. The angle was at full elevation and it was hard work to keep going at that speed. She didn’t want to break her stride.

‘I did that an hour since. It’s just you and me.’ She knew that tone. He moved closer but the stare was the same. It meant only one thing and Hayley didn’t mind how she pounded the tension out of her tonight. Particularly with Reuben.
‘I’m kind of busy right now.’ Hayley liked to tease him; to keep things light, between them.
He walked over to her machine. ‘Then let me help you with your workload.’ Reuben punched the controls and the incline began to slowly reduce.
Hayley adjusted her body’s forward drive and stared at him as he started to ease the pace she was running too. She’d been on the machine for nearly an hour. That was the reason she suddenly noticed her pulse rate was so high, her heart pounding. The only reason. Sweat dripped off her skin which glowed with heat. Even between her thighs.
‘I’m a bit of a mess,’ she claimed. She was jogging steadily now, coming down gradually from her peak.
‘I like my women hot, sweaty and out of breath.’ The tight lift at one side of his mouth told Hayley he liked his own jokes and he was hot too. For her.
She checked out the bulge in his sweats and cocked an eyebrow. Ready to rumble. ‘You’re a lucky guy then. You’ve got a machine that does most of the work for you, getting them in that condition.’
‘Look around you. I’ve got quite a few.’ Reuben’s eyes were fixed solidly on hers. ‘Machines. Not women.’
Hayley didn’t need to look around to know what was there. Since she’d opened her Private Investigation office two doors down from Reuben’s Gym, she’d worked out on most of the equipment; with and without Reuben. With, was a different kind of workout.  And, whatever he said, there were women too. She’d seen their eyes follow Reuben about. But she wasn’t intending to make that her business. This was strictly casual.

‘Machinery? Kind of makes your job a bit too easy. What’s left for you to do?’ Hayley was off the machine and twisting the top off the bottle of water that Reuben had handed her. She tipped her head back and downed the lot in one go, needing the rehydration, if she was to keep working out. Making out. And she’d already made up her mind that, tonight, she would be.
Hayley wondered if she liked coming here more for the machine workout or for the other kind of exercise she got at Reuben’s place. She wondered if Reuben wondered too.
He stepped in closer. His body was all muscle. He didn’t just own a gym, he used it too. In her line of work, Hayley really appreciated a fit guy. She honey-trapped plenty for her clients and most were creeps. But Reuben wasn’t work. He was all play-time.
‘I step in for the rub-down.’ He took the empty bottle from her and flipped it across to the bin.
‘Good shot.’
Reuben’s grin told her he wanted to show her another kind of slam dunk.  ‘My talents are many.’

They sure were. God, he looked sexy when he smiled. Hot body with all the defined tendons and sinews of an athlete. Great features. The complete package. It was Hayley’s turn for her mouth to twist up into a smile of appreciation. Looking sexy in a white vest and sweatpants was only the start of Reuben’s endowments. 

I hope you enjoyed it...

What are you looking forward to in 2013?
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And the winner is: Kerry-Ann McDade Well done! Kristal


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Ohhh awesome giveaway! :D

    Novel sounds AMAZING!

    bookbloggerni @ (remove spaces)

  3. One year closer to my husband retiring.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  4. I'm looking forward to landing a steady, permanent job instead of the temporary ones that have been keeping a roof over my head. I'm looking forward to being able to breathe a little easier, having a regular income, and I'm looking forward to being able to have the time and opportunity to go back to volunteering at a nearby Veteran's home.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    We Stand United 911 @ hotmail dot com (minus the spaces)

  5. Things are starting to sizzle. Great excerpt Kristal.

  6. I am actually looking forward to my oldest son starting high School in 2013! I am also looking forward to a weekend getaway for hubby & I in the spring! Thank you forthe great giveaway & excerpt.
    Happy Holidays

  7. New books releases!

    Megan x

  8. All the new books that are coming out that I want!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Happy Holidays!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I am looking forward for 2012 being OVER this year kinda sucked for me....
    Anyway, thanks again for the great giveaway!!
    Ashley A

  12. Happy Holidays and thanks for the giveaway! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  13. Finally getting my bachelors in accounting... Took me 6 years to go back to college and i graduating next year.... That is what i am excited about.

    Happy Holidays and thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  14. Great hop & awesome giveaway! Thank you!! Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!

  15. I am looking forward to a lovely little vacation at the beginning of the year!!

    I love doing hops cause I find so many awesome books and new authors to stalk!! Merry Book-mas to me! Merry Kink-mas to one and all!


  16. Happy Holidays,thanks for the chance to win.

  17. looks good thanks for the hop
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  18. Looking forward to my sister and her husband coming home from being stationed on a miltary base...

    Thanks for the great giveaway
    Happy Holidays

  19. more books
    Happy holidays!