Sunday, September 21, 2014

EXCERPT -- Illicit Desire

Illicit Desire
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Illicit Desire Synopsis:

Raphael is everything I should run away from…
Cora Milan came to Miami to get a fresh start, away from the memories and stigma that followed her and her brother at home. When she’s mugged, Raphael Ortiz rescues her. He’s sexy, successful, and dangerous—Miami’s most eligible bachelor and it’s most elusive. A cartel lord who lives on the wrong side of the law, with only a veneer of respectability. He is the exact opposite of a clean slate, and he makes no apologies for wanting her.

When Raphael forces his way into her life, Cora knows she should run. But the attraction between them is undeniable, and Raphael is a man accustomed to getting what he wants. The more she loses herself in him, the deeper she is drawn into Raphael’s criminal world.

But when her past, and his present collide, both of them will be left grasping for the only thing that can save them from the darkness around them—each other.

EXCERPT
We spend the day at a flea market and thrift stores. Paul keeps me distracted with silly hats and shameless flirting with every woman we see, and arguing for the most hideous furniture we come across. After shopping all day, we get comfort food for dinner—greasy pizza and hot wings—and he gives me a smirk. "Movie night?"
I nod and glance back as we go over a bump, the couch we found wiggling ominously.
"How are we getting everything upstairs?"
“Colt is meeting us to help me move it. Why do you think I got so much pizza?"
I hesitate. Colt is a great guy and one of the only people who knows the whole truth about Graham. But he's also a little too interested and friendly. I swallow my concern and focus on the warmth and comfort of being with my brother.
That bubble of comfort bursts when we park and a familiar Mercedes pulls in behind our truck. I stare at it in the rear view mirror as Raphael climbs out. Aggression is coming off him in waves and I feel a shiver of fear as he stalks to my door.
"Who is that?" Paul asks softly. I give him a quick look and then the door is open and Raphael hauls me out. I have a moment to take in his wild eyes before he pins me to the truck, and kisses me. His lips move over mine urgently, desperately, and it triggers my own hunger, until I'm whimpering and anxious under him.
And then he's gone, jerked away abruptly. I blink stupidly at the empty air and see my brother between us, a wall of muscle and anger. “Back off, man,” Paul snaps.
Three things happen. Raphael swings at Paul, Lou emerges from the Mercedes, fury written on his face, and Colt pulls up on his motorcycle.
Colt comes off his bike at a flat sprint, and tackles Raphael from behind, and I see the flash of steel a second before Lou lifts the gun.
A bad situation just turned really fucking ugly.
I dart forward, and yank on the bodyguard’s arm. “No,” I snap. His eyes soften a fraction, and I hear a grunt, and the distinct sound of flesh hitting flesh. Raphael is on his back, my brother above him, fury in his eyes, while Colt prowls on the edges of the fight. Paul’s lip is bleeding, and he’s enraged, while Raphael sprawls on the ground, his entire body coiled to strike.
“Paul, stop,” I yell, and his head snaps up. Bad idea. Raphael hits him, hard, a right hook that has my brother’s eyes rolling back as he goes boneless.


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Taylor Michaels Bio:

1525096_10151826862048342_1551981715_nTaylor Michaels is the pseudonym for Nazarea Andrews. Her books tend toward dark adult romance. She still likes chocolate and wine and book boys a little sexier than they should be. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook and loves hearing from readers. When not writing, she can most often be found playing taxi driver for her three daughters, hanging out with her husband at their small business, or burning dinner. She lives in Georgia.

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