Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Yes, Mercy and Redemption is being released today and I’m excited. This book follows the three characters who met in the epilogue of Punishment and Mercy. Here’s the blurb:

Searching in an old cemetery for likely gravestones to illustrate her colonial cookbook, Mercy Howe meets two hunks who are tracing their ancestry and sparks fly. Literally.

When Mercy casually touches Seth and Adam, her vividly erotic vision involving all three of them feels like a memory, not a dream, and awakens long-dormant sexual urges. Their kisses are achingly familiar, and she welcomes each in turn into her body. Then she spends a no-holds-barred weekend with both men in her bed and discovers an intimacy—and a past—that blows her mind.

As memories resurface from three hundred years ago, Mercy will have to choose whether to relive the experiences from their joint past or forge a new bond with either Seth or Adam. Or both.

Inside Scoop: Contains m/f/m and mild m/m and one doubly satisfied heroine!

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I posted some teasers on Facebook in the past week. In case you missed them, I've reproduced them below. For a full excerpt and to buy Mercy and Redemption, check out the Ellora’s Cave site here.

Here's the first excerpt with Adam. Seth will have his turn soon.

He was right behind her and she bumped into him.

Whoa.” He lifted his arms, grabbed hold of her biceps and pulled her flush against his lean, hard body. “Just where I want you.”

Adam,” she chided, “it’s time for you to go too.”

"In a minute.” His gaze dropped to her lips. “I’ve been wanting to taste you ever since I saw you striding down that hill like you owned the world.”

She wanted that too, but damn if she’d tell him that.

Slowly, inexorably, he lowered his head until his lips hovered a scant inch from hers. She could see the shards of gold in the green irises, could see his pupils dilate in desire. He circled her shoulders with one arm, slid the other down her hip to the curve of her ass. The heat of his palm all but branded her.

Here's the second excerpt with Adam. Seth will have his turn soon.

She surrendered the last bit of half-hearted resistance and let herself fall into the kiss. Fireworks crackled behind her closed eyelids as he tightened his embrace and ground his pelvis into hers. Their mouths fused as though they were long-time lovers. It felt right to her, right to be kissing this man she’d just met.

He licked the seam of her mouth and she opened to him like a flower to the morning sun, accepting his foray with a hunger that surprised her. His taste, his smell, were as familiar to her as the back of her hand.

Now it’s Seth’s turn.

She’d been acutely aware of Seth’s presence as he alternately followed or preceded her through the downstairs, aware of the piney, masculine scent of him, of the way his clothes hugged his lean body. Aware that they had deliberately refrained from brushing against each other in doorways.

Aware of the stark desire in his deep, dark eyes, the bulge in his jeans that he did nothing to hide.

Just last night she’d allowed a complete stranger to take greater liberties with her body than she’d ever encountered in her thirty-five years of existence. And tonight she was contemplating even more with another stranger.

Here's the second excerpt with Seth.

“Seth, everything you’ve just said to me was a negative—‘I’m sorry.’ ‘I don’t want this.’ ‘I don’t want that’.” She shook her head. “What I don’t want is…”

When she didn’t continue, he blew out a breath. “What?”

“I don’t want you to hold back. I want you to follow whatever urges you—”

He ground out an oath, thrust his hands under her arms and lifted her several inches from the floor. “That worktable. The first time, it has to be in front of the fireplace.”

A scant moment later, Mercy found her ass plunked on the table as Seth bent her backward to position her on the scarred and weathered oak, then hoisted her legs to wrap around his hips, with him curved above her, overwhelming her mouth with the intensity of his kisses.

Here's a peek at Mercy with both Adam and Seth.

“Just let go,” Mercy cooed. “Arms up so you can’t touch me. I’m in charge. You just…enjoy.”

Adam’s smug smile widened as he positioned his arms up to grasp the vertical posts of the headboard. She lowered her head into his armpit, relishing the unique, piquant smell of him, the sandy tuft of hairs soft and tickling against her face.

From a corner of her eye she saw Seth move up to Adam’s opposite arm. The snick of metal made her blink. Handcuffs! Before Adam had time to react, and with her holding down his other arm simply by the weight of her body on it, Seth reached across to cuff Adam’s other wrist.

I hope you enjoy Mercy and Redemption. Meanwhile, I'm working on the final book in the trilogy, Redemption and Glory.

1 comment:

  1. Hot hot hot....and then...hotter. YAY! Congrats, Cris!