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Monday, March 24, 2014

Wash Line Monday!

Our Monday meme shines a light on apparel. From Regency to Steampunk, and everything in between, we dress our characters to reflect the story we want to tell.

In comments, and in 300 words or less, give us a snippet from your novel that describes what your heroes, heroines, or bit players are wearing. Don't forget your buy link and website/blog link. Have fun!

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Mellie said...

Washline Monday Promo for Gambler's Folly, by Mellie E. Miller
Paranoral Fantasy Romance M/F Mainstream Sensual -- X rating-- HEA


“What should I wear, Dam?” she asked him. “Any suggestions?”
“Let me look,” he answered, walking over to her to make his
choice. After a minute, he pulled out a slinky black number. A floorlength
gown with a halter top cut very low in front, the fabric was soft
and shimmery, almost wet looking, with sequins accenting her figure.
It clung to all her curves, the narrow skirt slit high on the side, but cut
so that it caressed her leg, showing occasional brief glimpses rather
than a full view.
The deep V-cut in the back from the crossed bodice left her bare
to the waist. She dressed as Damiano watched, nodding his approval.

Susan Macatee said...

From my American-Victorian romance novel, Cassidy's War.

He reached behind her head and pulled the pins from her hair, allowing the dark, silken strands to flow in waves over her shoulders. "Cassie, you're even more beautiful than my memory of you. I've never stopped dreaming of being with you all these years."

"Then why didn't you stay?" Her breath hot against his face, she nuzzled him and kissed her way along his cheek, her lush lips sliding to his mouth. He instantly grew hard.

"I wanted you to be happy," he breathed as his lips slid over hers. "I thought you'd find a good man to marry and have a life with."

"Oh, George..." She wrapped her arms around his neck and slid her tongue against his mouth. He opened, sliding his tongue out to meet hers.

The room grew hot. He reached for the buttons of his coat. She grasped his hands, soft, warm fingers gliding over his and helped him unbutton. Together, they slid the coat from his shoulders to the floor. Next she undid his vest. The garment joined the coat at his feet.

When she reached for his shirt buttons, he covered her hands with his. Although she knew about his chest wound from Gettysburg, she hadn't seen him shirtless since she'd treated him before he left to rejoin his regiment. He feared the scar would repulse her. "Cassie, if we go much further, I'm afraid I won't be able to stop."

"You won't have to," she breathed into his ear. "I want to be with you, George, in every way." Her heated gaze convinced him to allow her to open his shirt and pull the fabric over his head.

She gazed at his bared chest, gliding the tip of her tongue over her bottom lip. No disgust existed in her expression. She reached up and slid her fingers along the scar, then her lips followed.

His pulse raced. He longed to undress her, too, but hesitated. Had she been with a man before?

Fingering the brooch at the neckline of her gown, she unfastened it and opened the top clasp of her bodice. She leaned against him, pressing hot kisses over his chest.

How much more can I take?

Emboldened, he stepped back and fingered the clasps of her bodice, loosening it. She shrugged out of the garment, exposing the lace trimmings of her chemise and corset.

Lowering his lips to the edge of the chemise, where her ivory skin lay exposed, he licked his way across, savoring the sweet taste. He fingered the button on her skirt, unhooking it.

She smiled and allowed the skirt to slip to the floor at her feet.

ML Skye said...


Today, I'm sharing a peek from Boyfriend's Brother, my new release from Silver Publishing.


She worried her lower lip between her teeth. "I'm scared."

She looked terrified.

Jason's eyes grew wide. "Of Marc?" She couldn't be scared of his brother—the guy worshipped her.

Chloe shook her head back and forth. "Of myself… of screwing it up…" She sighed deeply. "I don't know if I can do forever. Hell, I'm still attracted to other guys." She swung a sultry gaze toward him.

Jason didn't know what to say… so he said nothing.

Chloe moved forward until an inch separated her face from his. "I'm attracted to you." Her eyes were intent on his.

And there he had it… out in the open.

The air became charged.

He didn't fight the magnetic pull drawing him closer to her. Her head drifted slowly forward, her gaze locked on his, and her lips met his… tentatively at first, then with a hunger that threatened to consume him. Exchanging heated kisses, they tore at each other's clothing with frantic movements, trying to remove it with haste. Jason dragged his shirt over his head and threw it across the room, and Chloe pulled hers open losing a couple of buttons when they popped off to land on the floor. Lips met skin when Jason shoved his pants down until he could kick them off to land in front of the table. Chloe quickly undid her jeans, and Jason tugged them down her hips, following their path with a burning trail of kisses.


I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek.


Silver Publishing




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B.J. McCall said...

Vazan Vampires (Collection): Hunting Evil by B.J. McCall

Zoe, my heroine in Hunting Evil, is going shopping for new clothes on Space Station Agis.

Zipping into her favorite store, she purchased a variety of garments from slinky to practical. Her favorite was a sheer, black two-piece outfit. The top had thin shoulder straps leaving her neck bare. The matching pants were fitted with tiny sparkles strategically slung like a comet tail across her groin and wrapping around to scatter over her ass.
Her purchases tallied, Zoe punched in the code Maxim gave her and strolled out of the shop in a fabulous teal-blue, auto-temperature regulating skinsuit with an adjustable front seam that allowed for full coverage or opened to expose a decadent amount of cleavage. Visiting another favorite store, she purchased several pairs of shoes.
Her final stop was a drop-in salon. Zoe slid into an unoccupied chair, picked a style and watched as a droid morphed her prison cut into a spiky style streaked with blue and green.

Vazan Vampires (Collection) includes Hunting Evil, Sinful Urges and Heartfire.