Congratulations to fellow Evernight author Raven McAllan whose new book “Nash’s Niche” is released today!
Raven: Thank you so much for inviting me here Lea. I’m mega excited about this book.
Nash’s Niche is book four in a series I’m writing with Lee Brazil. Lucky me. We dreamed this up over a Facebook chatting, gin and tequila sipping evening. The following day, we still both liked the idea and so the Brigstock family was born. Their stores are in the series Behind Closed Doors.
The great thing about this series is that although each book is stand alone, and very different, we do get ‘visit’s by the other characters, so you get a chance to see the family dynamics. Like every family, there’s feuds, and friends and worries and happiness. I hope that if you read this, or indeed any of the stories, you’ll become attached to them.
Nash is someone who doesn’t do as the family dictates, he has his own ideas and he’s doing his own thing. Frequently it’s got him into hot water, and it looks like he’s at it again. When he was a child he’d ask the family for help. This time it’s not that simple. In between helping his brother try to find who is an enemy of the family and the crown, he had more pressing worries. This time there’s a lot at stake. His and Felicity’s happiness.
Can they keep it, or is life going to throw a curve ball and knock them down?
A chance meeting at a masked ball leads to explosive and unforgettable sex for both Nash and Felicity.
Reunited under dangerous circumstances, they realize they may have to fight for their love, especially when Felicity is promised to Nash’s brother.
With the future of the country at stake and unsure who to trust, can there be a future for the star stuck lovers?
A WEE TEASE:
Felice—he thought of her by that name—let herself be ushered toward the house. Once inside Nash turned toward the hallway, where a lamp burned low, awaiting his return.
“Would you like to leave your cloak?” She shook her head.
“Your mask? Your dress?”
She laughed. “No, no and no, not here.”
He slung his cloak over a chair. “Then after you, it’s to the right at the top of the stairs.” He lifted the lamp to show them the way.
Madame Felice nodded and gathered the hem of her cloak and dress up, which gave him a perfect view of pair of trim and shapely ankles.
“If you raise your skirts further, perhaps I could see your arse as well as your feet?” he said in a deep voice. “It would appeal to my baser instincts.”
She took the first three steps and turned to look over her shoulder. “I wouldn’t have though you were so jaded as to need titillating, My Lord.”
“Minx.” He couldn’t help but admire her retort. “I don’t need stimulating, but your arse does need tanning. I will take great pleasure in watching it turn the color of your lips.”
Her lips parted and a soft sigh escaped. Her face suffused with color. “What?” She turned away and continued up the staircase. Nash noticed a little more of her legs were now visible, and then a quick flash of a garter. His lady was teasing. They would see just who teased whom before long. He took the stairs two at a time to catch her up, and then opened the bedroom door, to usher Madame Felice inside.
“We won’t be disturbed until I ring,” he said as he put the lamp down and lit another one. He wanted to see his lady in all her nakedness. “Now strip.”
Would his crude and blunt demand appeal or repulse her?
She smiled and undid her cloak. “You will need to play ladies maid, my lord. I didn’t expect to undress without one.”
That was something Nash could do. His cock protested that it was ignored and hardened to such a degree that he wanted to take it to hand and give himself some relief there. Instead, Nash stroked his lady’s neck and rejoiced in her tiny erotic quiver as he began to undo a row of diminutive buttons, which stretched from the nape of her neck to the enticing cleft in her arse. The dress undone and in a swirl of silk at her feet, Nash began on the ties of her petticoat, pleased her body was such that she didn’t need a corset. When he reached her chemise, Madame Felice shivered.
“I can finish. I feel distinctly underdressed here.”
“The mask,” he reminded her.
Her hand went to her face. “The mask stays,” she said firmly. Nash decided it wasn’t worth arguing over. He’d undo it later. Once she was in the throes of passion, she wouldn’t realize what he was doing.
He bowed, and pressed a series of nipping kisses to the nape of her neck. She shuddered and moaned.
“My Lord … ah … that sends such feelings through me.”
“Good. Take off your chemise and get into bed whilst I disrobe. Then I’ll show you what other feelings I can give you.” He’d never shrugged out of evening wear so fast, and even used a jack for his boots. By the time Felice had slipped her chemise off, and he’d had a brief glimpse of rounded thighs and a perfect globe of her arse, he was naked alongside her. “Wait,” he said hoarsely. “I need to taste.” Before she had a chance to ask what he meant, Nash held both her hands in one of his, bent his head and suckled each nipple in turn. Her keening cry was enough to make his juices gather at the tip of his engorged cock.
He lifted his head with reluctance. “On the bed, lie on your back and spread your legs for me. If you don’t want this, now is the time to say so.” He waited, his body tight with anxiety less she did say ‘no more’. She didn’t.
Raven lives in Scotland, along with her husband and their two cats—their children having flown the nest—surrounded by beautiful scenery, which inspires a lot of the settings in her books.
She is used to sharing her life with the occasional deer, red squirrel, and lost tourist, to say nothing of the scourge of Scotland—the midge.
A lover of reading, she appreciates the history inside a book, and the chance to peek into the lives of those from years ago. Raven admits that she enjoys the research for her books almost as much as the writing; so much so, that sometimes she realizes she’s strayed way past the information she needs to know, and not a paragraph has been added to her WIP.
Her lovely long-suffering husband is learning to love the dust bunnies, work the Aga, and be on stand-by with a glass of wine.
You can find out more about Raven here…
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