Sunday, October 2, 2011

T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Texas Heat #1) Author: Sable Hunter-Guest Post ,Excerpt, Giveaway: CBLS Tour Stop

Trouble comes calling on Kyler Landon. He falls hard and fast for his beautiful, mysterious neighbor after she saves him from a rattlesnake attack. The sexual tension mounts between them with each sensual encounter, but he soon realizes that Cooper has been hurt and is leery of men. So he sets out to teach her that a real man can be
gentle, loving, and sexy as hell.

Trouble seems to follow Cooper, and Ky makes it his mission to protect her from her past. Kyler would move heaven and earth to keep her in his bed and in his life.

Warning: This book contains some explicit sex scenes and is not intended for readers under 18.

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     I can’t seem to write a story where the heroine is a woman with experience.  So far, it just hasn’t worked for me.  I can’t really explain it – but I thought I would delve into the possibilities, just to see if I could work it out.  I’m not sure about my motivation – after all, I’m not a virgin and I haven’t been for a long time.  Maybe, I wish I were.  That’s a strange thought. 
     I tend to write my romance novels with the hero in mind.  For some reason, I’m more sympathetic to his viewpoint and I love to tell what’s on his mind and how he is feeling.  That may be because I’ve never met a hero (in the flesh, anyway) and every time I write a story, I create the man of my dreams.  Holding out for a hero is more than a song – it’s a life-long yearning for some women.  So, I tend to write my romance novels, delving into the hero’s psyche.  But what kind of hero have I created?  I formulate the men in my stories to be honest, strong, possessive, faithful – all qualities of a good dog – plus gorgeous and sexy as hell.  They have never breathed a word that they expect their chosen woman to be an innocent.  But I tend to reward their good behavior and sterling qualities with a pure woman. 
     I got amused as I planned this article.  It made me think some wild thoughts about why a man would want a virgin – get this – ala William Shatner – TO GO WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE.  Or every man loves to explore VIRGIN TERRITORY.  Or the value of a woman increases if she is AS PURE AS THE DRIVEN SNOW.  After all, said hero would get to initiate her, wow her, train her in his likes and dislikes and know that no man had ever enjoyed what he had claimed as his own.  I actually used the term in a novel I just released he POSSESSED WHAT HE HAD ALREADY CONQUERED. 
     Something is terribly wrong with me. 
     Now, I’m kidding here – for the most part.  I guess the truth is – I love to write about virgins.  And sometimes I go to great lengths to make my heroines virgins.  Although every scenario is possible – some of them I had to work to get them to sound plausible.  Let’s take a look at a few:
     In TROUBLE, Cooper is a battered wife.  Her husband abused steroids and in turn, he abused her.  Normal sex was never a part of her life, so when she escaped his clutches – although she had been abused mentally and physically – technically, she was still a virgin.  The hero Ky was gentle, understanding and melted my heart with the way he introduced her to love and intimacy. 
     In A Wishing Moon, which releases Monday the 3rd from Secret Cravings, Arabella is still a virgin because she was a victim of prejudice.  A Wishing Moon is a paranormal erotic and the heroine is a practitioner of the magical arts – in other words, she is a witch or the New Orleans hoodoo equivalent of one.  Her experience with men has not been the best.  They either reject her for her chosen lifestyle or fear what they don’t understand.  So, when she rescues conservative Texas congressman Jade Landale from certain death, their relationship is a study in contrasts, prejudice and finding love in unexpected places.  And to top it off – Arabella is a virgin – she has never met a man who could accept her for who she is – until Jade.  Fortunate Jade.
     In Unchained Melody, which comes out from Secret Cravings before Christmas, a new twist is introduced.  The hero Ethan falls for the heroine in college and they have two glorious weeks (where he does claim her virginity, by the way).  But then they are separated by a series of tragedies and misunderstandings.  She goes away on spring break and never returns – he searches in vain, but finally gives up and moves on with his life.  What he doesn’t know is that she was brutally raped during spring break, leaving her scarred both mentally and physically.  And she never forgets him – never stops loving him, in fact she becomes an erotic romance writer and makes him the hero of every book. 
     When their paths finally cross again, she doesn’t believe that he could ever accept the person that she is now – so a game of cat and mouse ensues – where Ethan is determined to get Annalise back in his bed and back in his life.  So, they are gifted with two ‘first times’ – one when she is an innocent and one when he must convince her that nothing she has endured could change the way he feels about her.  It’s a rollercoaster ride of emotions – it even got to me.
     Then, I have a couple of books where the heroine has faced challenges that have prevented them from developing normal relationships with men.  Scarlet in Scarlet Fever and Libby in Cowboy Heat live with a disease or disability that has kept them out of the dating and intimacy scene.  And when they reach a point where they can seize the opportunity – a hero comes into their lives and is ready to fight their dragons for them – a good hero always does that. 
     In Hot on Her Trail, it really got wild.  Jessie shows up at Jacob’s door and announces that she is pregnant with his child.  The only problem is – he’s never met her and she’s a virgin.  Boy, I had to work with this one – the only problem was – I actually had a real story that inspired this.  A woman agreed to be a surrogate mother for a couple, she was a virgin, and the fertility clinic used the wrong donor sperm.  The unsuspecting father didn’t make his ‘deposit’ for others to use – he did it because the job that he performed carried with it inherent dangers and making a sperm deposit was something his employers strongly advocated.  Imagine his surprise when the sperm bank confirms their error.  He now has a pregnant virgin on his hands  - what a dilemma.      
     And there’s more – but I think I’ve made my point.  I write about virgins – I am compelled to write about virgins.  And not only are they virgins – but by the end of the books most of them end up pregnant.  So – the hero gets to conquer, and stake his claim in the most enduring way possible – by fathering a child.
     I think this stems back to the time when I read sweet romances.  While I was growing up I inhaled romance novels.  Sometimes I read two a day.  My school backpack was always full of Harlequins and Loveswepts – I had one teacher that condemned by reading choice – so for her I would read thick, brainy novels and discuss them in depth with her – but at night, under the covers – with a flashlight, I would visit worlds where love conquered all, right prevails over wrong, and holding out for a hero is not an impossible dream.  I guess I’m an incurable romantic. 
     My readers like my virgins – and they like the fact that they usually end up pregnant.  I know this because they’ve told me so.  My books usually can make you laugh, cry, and sweat.  I try to weave humor in with poignancy and spice it up with sex hot enough to make you sleep in a bathtub full of ice.  I know the sex is hot – it turns me on – if it didn’t, I would be doing something wrong. 
     Bottom line, I write what I like to read.  There is something about an innocent woman placing her faith and trust in a macho, alpha male who teachers her that she is his perfect woman – that just turns my heart inside out.  I’m working on one right now called BADASS – the hero has pushed the heroine away because she is too good for him.  He is a cowboy who rides motorcycles as well as horses and owns a bar to boot.  The heroine is a good girl who falls for the bad boy.  After he rejects her – she takes it upon herself to become what she thinks he wants – and the ride she takes him on is going to be one he never forgets.
     I may start writing about bad girls – there is a certain attraction for me there, but I’ll have to have a long talk with myself first.  I’m a good girl at heart – and if you believe that – I have some ocean front property  to sell you – it sits deep in the heart of Texas.

Ky smiled at her and once the waiter was out of earshot. “I guess you know you are going to be dessert.” After settling the check, he led her out. Cooper gathered her courage up; she wanted to tell him before they got home. In the dark, on the road, it would be easier.
About halfway home, Cooper decided she couldn’t put it off any longer. Now was the time to come clean. “Ky, I know you’ve slept with many beautiful women.” She held on to his arm, dreading his reaction to what she was about to tell him. Would he feel sorry for her? Maybe, he wouldn’t want to waste his time on someone with virtually no experience.
“I guess, I’ve had my share. But none of them hold a candle to you, baby.” He settled a hand on her knee. “I love the fact you don’t wear hose. Your skin is silky soft.” Edging upward, he let his fingers slide further up her thigh.
“The women you’ve slept with, they had a lot of experience, though. They knew how to please you.” Her voice was low and she was glad of the shadows.
“Everything you do pleases me, Cooper.” She saw him look down at her hands on his arm. “Is there something wrong baby? You’re holding onto me like you think I’m gonna float off. I’m not, you know. You’ve already got me hog-tied tighter than one of them little steers I was telling you about.”
“I’ve never made love with anyone, before. I’m so afraid I will disappoint you.” She closed her eyes, waiting to hear what his response would be.
“I know, baby, it’s going to be different with us. What we will have together will erase any bad memories in your past.” She realized he thought she was making the distinction between having sex and making love.
“Ky, that’s not what I mean.” She sighed … this was going to be harder than she thought it would be. “I’ve never had sex before…with anyone.” Ky didn’t say anything. He eased his foot off the gas. “Does it make a difference to you?”
Pulling off the road, he cut the engine. “Hell yes, it makes a difference to me.” Pulling her over onto his lap, he cupped her face in his hands. “I would want you, no matter how many lovers you’ve had. But a virgin? God Cooper, you’re pure, you’re precious. And after tonight, you’re mine.”

Ky drove the rest of the way home with Cooper in his lap. He had the seat pushed all the way back. Thank God, for long legs and King Ranch pickup trucks, that extra room came in handy. She rested against his chest with her head nestled on his shoulder. Periodically, he would lean over and kiss her. He couldn’t believe she was untouched. She had worried her lack of experience would make a difference to him. Despite his assurances, he knew Cooper was worried he would be disappointed in her. What she didn’t understand was her virginity was a precious gift. He had no idea why that ass of a husband had treated her with such disdain. But there was one thing about it; the nut hadn’t appreciated the treasure he had held in his hands. Well, his loss was Ky’s gain.
Pulling up in her driveway, he parked and cut the engine. “Let’s go in, baby.”
Stepping from the truck, he turned and scooped her up, carrying her in. The animals were glad to see them, but Ky shooed them away. Now was not the time. But Kyler Landon had a problem.
He was hard. He was past hard. His penis was rock hard—petrified. If Cooper had been experienced, he would have been tempted to lay her down and plunge into her, giving his aching cock some sweet relief. But he couldn’t, she deserved to be courted, a slow, sweet seduction. The only problem was he didn’t know if he could survive slow.
“Ky, I want you so much, baby.” The words were said close to his ear, her hot breath sending chills down his back.
“I want you, too, love. But I’ve got to calm down. I’m almost right where I was last night. Sweetheart, you can have orgasm after orgasm, and I intend to give you as many as I can before the sun comes up tomorrow. But guys have to have time to regroup, so I don’t want to come too fast, I don’t want to disappoint you again, not like I did last night.
“I have an idea,” she whispered shyly, as he sat down with her on the couch, still in his lap.
“What’s that, baby?”
“For a while, let’s take turns—we’ll start with you, then me, then we’ll come together—how about that?”
“Do you mean?” His heart rate stepped up a notch.
“Ky, will you let me love you?” She wouldn’t meet his eyes, but toyed with the top button of his shirt. Did she actually think he would refuse her? Then, he realized that was exactly what he had done the night before. And she was asking again. He was humbled.
“Are you going to seduce me, Cooper?”
“If you’ll let me.” It nearly killed him, but he sat still while she unbuttoned his shirt. He soon learned he had more endurance than he ever dreamed for as Cooper let loose each button; she kissed, licked, and nibbled her way down his chest. He clutched the cushion of the couch and closed his eyes as he endured the sweet torture. And she wasn’t finished. She opened his shirt wide and a glorious curtain of hair tickled his chest as she leaned over and tongued one of his nipples.
“Oh God, Cooper,” he groaned.
Ky helped her ease his blue jeans and underwear off. He lay down flat on his back and she scooted down between his legs. “Ky,” she breathed in wonderment. Taking him in her hands, she soothed her palm up and down his considerable length. Circling with her fist, she measured his girth. “You are so beautiful. And so big!”
And jumping up from the couch, she left him there.
“Hey! Come back here,” he laughed. “Where are you going?” She wasn’t gone but a second, and when she returned she sat down in the vee of his legs and held the pink dildo up to his dick to compare sizes.
“Ky, you are way bigger than this piece of junk. What is this thing, five inches?”
Ky snorted in derision. “I’ll have you know that plastic junk is seven inches and my junk is nine and a half.”
“And a half? We’ve measured closely, haven’t we?” Giggles erupted as she held the dildo next to Ky’s pride and joy. “And look how big around you are! Oh, baby! You are hung! What do I need this flimsy thing for?” She flung the dildo across the room, scaring the two dogs in the process, which in turn set off the tomcats. “Oops.”
“Look what you’ve done, baby.” This was the most fun Ky could ever remember having. Just a couple of days had passed and already she was a bigger part of his life than anyone else had ever thought about being.
Cooper ignored the animals. Looking deep into his eyes, she closed her hand around him. “You are so smooth and hard and warm. I’ve never felt anything like it.” She grasped him tightly and began pumping her hand up and down. “Am I doing it right, sweetie?” She had fell right into Ky’s sweet-talk habit and he loved it.
“There is no wrong way, love. But, yeah—that feel’s wonderful. You’ve never done this before?” He thought he knew the answer, but he wanted reassurance. The fact he was her first thrilled the life out of him. Now, all he had to work on was being the last.

Thanks for reading
Sable Hunter



My hometown will always be New Orleans.  I love the culture of Louisiana and it permeates everything I do.  Now, I live in the big state of Texas and like most southern women, I love to cook southern food – especially Cajun and Tex-Mex.  I also love to research the supernatural, but don’t tell anyone. 

About my writing – As most of you know, I write erotic romance.  I write what I like to read and enjoy putting my fantasies on paper.  My stories are emotional reads where the heroine is faced with challenges; like one of my favorite songs – she’s holding out for a hero – and boy, can I deliver a hero.  One of the best compliments that I ever received from a reader was that I write ‘luscious sex’ – my aim is to write a story that will make you laugh, cry and sweat.  If I can wring those emotions out of a reader, then I have done my job.  



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Jet said...

Count me in! This sounds hot ;)


June M. said...

This book is on my wishlist. I have not read anything from Sable Hunter yet but this book sounds really good. Thank you so much for the chance to win a e copy.
June M.
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mbreakfield said...

This book sounds really good. Count me in.

Katrina W said...

:) Ive read and loved this book !!! and cant wait for the next one !! Great post !!!!!

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Amanda W. said...

This book sounds awesome~!! Haven't read any of the author's work yet, but this sounds like a good place to start!! LOL

geschumann said...

Would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

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Laurie said...

Congrats to the giveaway winner, June M!! :)

June M. said...

OH Thank you!