It is our pleasure to welcome Ann Grech today to tell us about her Trilogy. She lives in a beautiful part of Australia and her stories are set around this area.
I love reading and writing erotic romance stories. I fall in love with my characters and those of my favourite authors and I hope you do too. I usually dream up the characters for my stories when my kids finally drop off to sleep and I’m having a quiet cuppa curled up on the couch with my hubby.
My family and I live on the beautiful Gold Coast which has, so far, been the setting of all my books (and all the ones I have planned in the future). I love getting down to the beach and feeling the sand between my toes as I watch my kids, our dogs, the surfers and swimmers enjoying our playground.
I have so many ideas for books bubbling away in my mind that I’ll need many years to write them all down. But, I will keep plugging away (and the list will keep growing!).
Emma Wilson had no idea that taking on this particular case would change her life. And that’s a good thing, one that she desperately needs. Her days are running into one, exhaustion overtaking her. Desperately lonely but afraid to experience another painful and humiliating breakup, she has thrown herself into work. At 28 she has become a leading environmental lawyer. While her career has taken off, she has little time left for friends and a social life and her sex life is all but non-existent.
At the end of a trial two years in the making she is just looking forward to no longer having to deal with her opposing solicitor, Nicholas Daniels. Since beginning to work as his adversary, she has clashed with him repeatedly. He is cocky, arrogant and demanding and has had to fight him at every turn.
Then she meets him. He immediately sets her body on fire. Trying to put him out of her mind is impossible and she finds herself drawn to him like a moth to the flame. A steamy love affair develops between them quickly, but their passionate romance is tested by Nicholas’ fears and the two greatest challenges of Emma’s life. Will they survive?
Adversaries’ Lust is part one of a three book series. The other titles in the collection are Adversaries’ Pain (part two) and Adversaries’ Love (part three).
Buy Links for Adversaries’ lust:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FWG9KEE
Spoiler Alert: Adversaries’ Pain is book 2 in the ‘Adversaries’ trilogy. If you haven’t already read Adversaries’ Lust (book 1) this summary contains spoilers of that book’s plot.
Emma Wilson and Nicholas Daniels have discovered a passion and sensuality in their young relationship, but that happiness is shattered when a life changing event happens to Emma. Emma will use all her strength to attempt to recover her equilibrium but can she succeed?
Nicholas declares his love for Emma and makes a request of her that will have more life-changing ramifications. Can she successfully balance their relationship without losing part of herself, without entirely submitting to his power over her? Can they overcome Nicholas’ sad past to achieve happiness together?
Adversaries’ Pain is part two of a three book series. The other titles in the collection are Adversaries’ Lust (part one) and Adversaries’ Love (part three).
Buy Links for Adversaries’ Pain:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/B00HE68E5Q
Spoiler Alert: Adversaries’ Love is book 3 in the ‘Adversaries’ trilogy. If you haven’t already read Adversaries’ Lust (book 1) and Adversaries’ Pain (book 2) this summary contains spoilers of the plots from those books.
Emma Wilson and Nicholas Daniels have had a whirlwind romance and discovered love, an explosive sex life and happiness together. After proposing to Emma, Nicholas introduces her to his mother. Mrs Daniels’ reception towards Emma is less than warm, dredging up old ghosts and painful memories for Nicholas. When Nicholas inadvertently reveals a secret that he has been keeping from Emma, her faith in him is shattered, much to his mother’s happiness. Can she move past this so that they can achieve the happily ever after that they have both been dreaming of or will a tragic accident tear them apart permanently?
Adversaries’ Love is part three of a three book series. The other titles in the collection are Adversaries’ Lust (part one) and Adversaries’ Pain (part two).
Buy Links for Adversaries’ love:
This extract is a short one that is Emma and Nick’s first kiss. Emma is in a restaurant with her barrister and Nicholas shows up.
My jacket has long been discarded on the back of my chair so I wait casually in my short sleeve shirt and pants at the bar to be served. My left arm is resting on the bar and my right elbow on the back of a turned bar stool. I smile as the bar tender acknowledges my presence while she finishes serving another patron. My senses feel dulled by the wine but suddenly I’m acutely aware of the buzz of electricity I feel. Instinctively I know he is behind me and I stiffen when I feel his hand lightly touch my hip bone and his breath against my ear. My own breath hitches and involuntarily I close my eyes. He whispers in my ear, his deep voice caressing me and causing every nerve ending to awaken, “you know despite you being my adversary I’d really like to kiss you.” My eyes shoot open and jaw drops open with surprise at the same time as his left arm skims across my back along my low cut pant line from my left to right hip. He pulls me closer to him and I feel his hard body pressed up against mine. I want to feel him naked against me. He trails his right hand up my throat to the back of my hair and removes the clip, my tresses falling down my back. Pocketing my clip, he returns his hand to my face, placing it just below my ear resting his thumb on my cheek and his fingers lightly against my throat. He leans in and kisses me a soft lingering kiss on my still open mouth. I feel myself responding to him and melting into his form. I can’t help it; I’m like a moth to the flame. Before pulling away completely he threads his fingers into my hair and kisses me again: hard, breathtakingly passionate, his lips moulding mine, his tongue caressing me. He visibly drags himself away from me and turns and walks away.
I stand there stunned, still reeling from the fire that his kiss lit and the lingering tingle I am still feeling from head to toe from his touch. Damn that was hot. I want more of him. In fact I don’t think I’ve ever wanted anything as much before. Suddenly I’m angry with myself. Why didn’t I pull away from him? That was an outrageous invasion of my personal space and I just let him do it. What was I thinking?
This is a longer extract. Nick surprised Emma with a visit to Sydney, where she lives, and dinner at Aria Restaurant. After the restaurant, she wants to give him a surprise so decides on a lap dance. Nicholas is a dominant but their encounters so far have been strictly vanilla.
The lift doors open and Nicholas following me closely. We don’t touch, but he lessens the gap between us. I can feel his warm breath on me as he is leaning down over me. I look up at him gazing into his eyes and can’t help but reach out for him. Nicholas takes a step backwards shaking his head imperceptibly. I drop my hand and he steps forward again, reducing the distance between us once more. I am already hot and bothered, desperate for his touch. We stand there, Nicholas’ even breaths on my skin, whilst I am barely breathing.
The lift opens and Nicholas reaches out grasping my hand, hauling me to him stepping out of the lift at the same time. He pushes me against the wall and runs his nose down mine, cupping my face with his right hand whilst holding my left. He rests his forehead against mine holding me close for a moment and says softly, “come baby, I want you.”
“I want you too. Let’s go inside,” I whisper back.
I pick up a chair from the kitchen table, moving it towards the bed. Nicholas looks at me questioningly and motioning to it I say, “can I do something for you?” He nods and I add, “take your jacket, shoes and socks off and sit there.” He does so and waits, watching me move around the room as I dim the lights and take his phone out of his jacket pocket. “Pick something sexy to play. Not too fast a beat.” I go into the wardrobe searching for a soft belt or tie and pull the robe’s belt off the hanger. I hook it on the back of Nicholas’ chair as the song he picked starts playing. I recognise it immediately. It’s ‘Gorilla’ one of the songs off Bruno Mars’ album, Unorthodox Jukebox. It’s incredibly sexy, the perfect beat.
“What are you doing?”
“You gave me a surprise, now my turn.”
“Ok, what am I supposed to do?”
“Exactly what you’re doing.” I walk closer and undo another couple of buttons on his shirt running my fingers down his chest. He closes his eyes and breathes out slowly. “Watch me.” I begin swaying to the music and grasp the zip of my dress. I pull it down slowly turning so that I face away from him. Crossing my arms in front of me I pull the straps of my dress down off my shoulders letting them rest on my arms. Turning my head side on to look at Nicholas I drop my gaze down to his legs. He has his hands crossed tightly on his lap, clearly concentrating on holding himself still. I release my dress straightening my arms and it slides down my body, rippling onto the floor. I am now topless with only my stilettos, lace top stockings and lingerie on. I bend over stepping out of the dress and pick it up, tossing it to one side. I hear Nicholas let out a slow breath. Good, I am affecting him, because this is beyond erotic. I step backwards raising my arms above my head, bend my knees and swing my hips moving my body to the beat. The fingers of my left hand trails down my arm to my breast running my fingers over my nipples hardening them as I move over them tossing my head back and moaning softly. Turning I face Nicholas continuing my slow dance in front of him. I bring my right arm down and run my fingers over both breasts and down my stomach. I move back against the bed and, once again, raising my hands above my head, I grasp the post shimmying down it. I move my hands down the pole along my body to my knees and push them apart, trailing my fingertips lightly up the insides of my thighs to their apex. My body is tingling, singing out for Nicholas’ touch. I touch myself gently through my lingerie, causing my libido to spike. Why is it that his watching has the same effect that his touch does? I am wet, sensitive. I can’t help my moan as it escapes my lips. Stepping closer to Nicholas I take his hands into mine and run them down my sides to my hips hooking them into my g-string and pulling them down my legs. I continue my slow sway and move my hands back to my hardened nipples. I remove his hands placing them on his lap and straddle one leg without sitting down. Thank goodness for my ridiculously high heels. They allow me to continue to swing my hips as I finish unbuttoning his shirt, pulling it out of his pants and off his shoulders.
Stepping away from him he reaches out and croaks hoarsely, “no baby, I want to touch you.”
“Not yet.” Reaching out he pulls me towards him. Oh his touch calls to me. I want him but I want to do this for him. “No baby, I’ll tie you up if I have to.” Nicholas stills immediately, dropping his hands to his side. His eyes flash.
“Tie me up? I don’t think so.”
“Please let me do this for you.” I pull his arms behind his back and pick up the tie from the robe. I begin winding it around his wrists and he leans forward capturing my breast in his mouth. He sucks hard, his tongue laving my nipple. Oh, this is heaven. His touch has set me on fire and I arch my back involuntarily pushing my chest into him. He doesn’t stop, pulling free from the restraints that I have only half wound around his wrist. He crushes me to him, his left arm holding me tight as his mouth travels from one breast to the other while his other hand travels to my heat sliding his fingers into me as we both groan in unison.
“Baby you’re so wet.” He withdraws his fingers suddenly moving both his hands below my behind and stands up.
“No baby, don’t stop.”
“I want you on the bed.” Taking me over he lays me down and grasps my wrists holding them above my head as he winds the bathrobe’s tie around my left wrist tying a knot to fasten it. He hooks the tie around the bed post and fastens my right wrist with another knot. “Ok?”
“Yes,” I whisper breathlessly. I’ve never been tied up before and I’m on fire, desire coursing through my body hard and fast. This is so erotic, so sensual. Standing up again, Nicholas unzips his pants and lets them fall to the floor stepping out of them so that he is only in his boxer shorts. His erection is straining at the silky material. Oh damn. I want this man. Now. He lies back down next to me and runs his fingers down my torso, playing with my nipples, sending ripples of electricity through me spiking my longing for him. His hands continue their slow descent down my body to the apex of my thighs, but instead of stopping there and concentrating his sensual assault on me there, he touches me only briefly causing my back to arch and cry out with need. “Uh, uh, not yet baby.” He continues down to my knees and lifts the farthest one away from him, pushing my leg open. Adjusting his weight, Nicholas moves so he is between my legs and does the same with the other leg. Leaning his weight down on me he kisses my neck gently, thrusting hard against me, the silk of his boxer shorts stopping his erection from entering my soft flesh.
“Oh baby, take me, please,” I beg. He repeats his thrusting motion causing me to cry out again and again. I’m building and it’s heavenly, yet torturous at the same time. Nicholas doesn’t stop his thrusting, rubbing his hard on against my clitoris incessantly. My body tenses and my back arches off the bed, my movement restrained by my arms but Nicholas pulls away. I open my eyes and he is smiling, teasing me, torturing me. I don’t notice that he has pulled down his boxer shorts until he lies back down on me, this time entering me as he thrusts hard. On his first thrust I explode around him, my orgasm ripping apart my senses. I cry out again and again as the waves of pleasure pass like electricity through me. Nicholas hasn’t stopped thrusting, hard and fast inside me. He is moaning incoherently, nipping at my neck as I pull at my restraints, wanting to touch him. I’m building again. Nicholas feels me under him causing him to cry out. “Baby, be quick, I don’t know if I can hold on any longer,” he pleads. His impassioned plea sets me off causing me to cry out again, my body blossoming under him a second time. I feel Nicholas slam once more into me and he groans loudly, crying out my name as his body spasms with pleasure. He relaxes as his orgasm passes and he kisses me slowly on my neck and face as his hands move up to mine, undoing my bonds. He brings first one then my other hand down to my waist, rubbing them as he moves. Nicholas withdraws from me and rolls, pulling me onto my side, facing him. His hands massage my shoulders, as I cradle my head against his chest. My breathing is returning to normal and his heartbeat is also slowing, relaxing me. I run my fingers along his back fighting sleep. I want this moment to last. “Baby, rest now. Sleep,” Nicholas murmurs to me. Feeling his lifeblood against me, his gentle touch on my shoulders and my exhaustion from the day’s exertions I begin to drift into sleep. Before I know what I am saying I murmur quietly, barely a whisper, “I love you.” Nicholas doesn’t respond but keeps stroking my shoulders. I’m too tired to think any further and I fall asleep.
Okay, KC and I are definitely off to purchase these. Great job Ann.
The buy links for these 3 fabulous books in a boxed set are: