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How could I resist this hop, since my latest book is called Into the Magic! I've always been fascinated with magic in any way, shape or form. Magicians, wizards, witches, anyone who uses a special power sparks my interest. I firmly believe we all have hidden abilities, our own brand of magic. My heroine, Star Lite, has recently found out she has magical powers and is starting to use them. Unfortunately, bad guys have also become aware of her gifts, so she and the two hot men in her life have to find a way to protect themselves. Read the excerpt below to see what they have in mind.
How about you? Tell me something you do very well or love to do. I'll start. I'm a kitchen magician. I love to create healthy, tasty food. Though I don't have the time to do nearly as much as I would like, I try to use my own special bit of magic whenever I prepare food.
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Special bonus if you've read this far, here's an excerpt from my latest book, Into the Magic. Go to my Excerpts page if you want to read one a little hotter.
Star stared at Tristan for a moment then slapped him, hard. She almost followed that with an uppercut move she’d learned in kickboxing class but got a grip on her anger.
“All right, enough.” Tristan backed away.
“You deserve that, and more. If we didn’t have urgent matters to deal with, you’d be facing punishment from the council for this.” Adam clenched his fists at his sides and Star saw white-hot colour surrounding him. Bursts of red fired out.
“I only did it because I’m very attracted to you, Star, and I wanted to see how you felt about me. I didn’t know about your relationship with Adam, and if I had a chance with you, I wanted to grab it. I can sense you’re a highly sexual woman but are hesitant to let that force loose. By using a little sex magic, I merely allowed you to express your desires.”
“You know not to use your sexual power on women. You’ve been in trouble with this before. Besides, I don’t think you care about Star at all, your ego couldn’t resist another conquest, especially someone as powerful as Star.”
“Look, nothing happened, calm down. Star called it off. Why are you so worked up? It’s not like you have genuine feeling for her anyway, you just want her power.”
Adam lunged towards Tristan again, but Star grabbed him.
“We don’t have time for this. Let’s go. You guys can duke it out later.” Though she wanted to ask Adam if what Tristan had said was true, Star filed it to the back of her mind, to be dealt with another time.
Adam shook her off but turned away from Tristan and grabbed the suitcase from Star.
“Where do you think you’re going to go that the Vigilar won’t find you?” Tristan walked into the kitchen, grabbed an ice pack from the freezer and put it to his face.
“I’m sure they’ll catch up to us, eventually. I want to have some time to come up with a plan. How do you know about the Vigilar being after us, anyway?” Adam asked.
“Word gets around. I do have an idea that may help, though I suspect you’re not going to like it much.”
“Let’s hear it.”
“If the three of us have sex, I believe we can raise enough power to conceal you both for a while.”
“Now you’re letting your ego get in the way of Star’s safety. Think about it. You know it will work. With our energy combined, we can create a most effective protection spell.”
“Is that true? Could that work?” Star looked back and forth at both men. She saw sparks of light pulsing between them, silver and scarlet.
“Yes, it could work. Tristan knows potent sex magic, and the three of us together would certainly raise some power.”
Adam sighed and began to pace in the tiny kitchen, reminding Star of a leopard she had once seen in a too-small cage at the zoo.
“First of all, working a spell like that will draw attention to us. We’ll have to get it right the first time, and once we start, we can’t stop,” Adam said.
“Don’t worry, it will be right. It will be perfect.” Tristan smiled, then winced, bringing a hand to his cheek, which was turning red.
“Second, can you manage this without hurting Star?”
“Of course I can. That’s the whole point, to keep her safe.”
“I mean without hurting her during sex. Word has got around about you, too, and your tastes and sexual preferences.”
“I will only proceed at Star’s comfort level. Who knows?” Tristan turned to look at Star. “You may find some of my preferences enjoyable.”
A shiver crept up her spine and at the same time a warm tingle spread low in her belly. Tristan’s eyes gleamed, and the colours around him pulsed bright yellow and orange. Just by talking about sex, she could feel the energy roll off him, and could sense his excitement.
“Would you be willing?” Adam asked Star. “Especially after what he did to you?”
Watching both men, Star had a sudden picture of the three of them, naked, in bed together. Her pussy clenched and she clamped her teeth to keep from moaning out loud. The thought scared the shit out of her but at the same time made her weak with desire.
“If it will buy us more time, I’d be willing.”
Adam grunted. “All right. I’m not real keen on the idea, but we don’t have many options at this point.”
Tristan took Star’s hands in his. “Star, forgive me. I honestly did not know you and Adam were serious. I have a weakness for beautiful women, and you’re so lovely. I’ve come to care for you over these past weeks, and I knew sex with you would be beyond wonderful. You weren’t going to be just another conquest for me.”
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