After twenty years confinement on an island for crimes against humanity, the last thing disgraced H.E.R.O. Cole wants to hear is the world needs him. But the government’s sexy envoy peaks his interest and his honor.
Enhanced human and the government’s top negotiator, Caroline Sparks’ only mission is to bring in the last H.E.R.O. at any cost. When he asks for two months with her on his island when the mission is over, she can’t refuse even if it means exposing a secret he might kill her over.
Battle to save the world….
With disaster looming at every turn, Cole must choose between vengeance and duty. Can Caroline embrace her latent power and save her hero or will saving the world cost them both everything?
Hero Worship from Decadent Publishing
Exclusively at All Romance ebooks now! http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html
Official Release Day~ February 21, 2014
Super Hero Romance
29k words, heat level: 3 flames
Buy Links: coming soon
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Enjoy the following excerpt for Hero Worship:
“Look, princess, I don’t have a knight-in-shining-armor side. You need to get around to my real side.”
Caroline’s teeth clicked together at princess; her tongue barely escaped the sharp edges before she forced another breath through her nose.
“And what side would that be? Your, I-want-my-own-island-and-the-rest-of- the-world-can-rot, side? Or how about your, I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple- weeks, side? Which one of those should I appeal to?”
Her voice sounded strange to her ears, thick with frustration and on the brink of screeching. I never raise my voice. Pursing her lips against the tremble, she gripped the edge of her seat, doing her best to ignore his wide smirk. She needed this conversation under her control.
He leaned back and tilted his head to look beneath the table, eyeing her legs. She stiffened but didn’t move further at his perusal of her from head to chest and back. A negotiator couldn’t be easily offended.
“Definitely my I-need-a-new-woman-every-couple-weeks, side. You could be that woman.”
“What?” Incredulity tightened her throat and her words sputtered out in a breathy puff. “Are you insane?”
“Depends on who you ask.” He winked; a suggestive tilt broadened his smile.
No way in hell. She squashed the butterflies that flapped in her belly, determined to ignore the temptation of his sun-kissed shoulders and golden abs, each muscle defined like a sculpted masterpiece. A perfect Hero. Physically. Too bad, of all the Heroes, only he remained.
Caroline cleared her throat. “I’m here to negotiate your chance at freedom, not feed your lascivious appetites.”
“Okay. Tell the AG the offer is rejected.”
“Millions of lives are at risk. We can’t combat a cyborg army under the control of a terrorist on our own.”
“Not my problem.” “You used to be a hero. Now you’re heartless and cruel—pathetic.” Caroline searched his face for a reaction, anything to tell her she’d gotten to him. He gave nothing but a shrug under a steady gaze. Her insults seemed to roll right off him.
“Your brethren would be ashamed.”
A flash of violence passed through his eyes as he thrust forward, shoulders raised, in a shift from nonchalant to coiled aggression, ready to strike at the next provocation. Here was the vengeance that cost a dozen citizens their lives and damages in the billions to government assets. She struggled not to react, but anger surged inside her, smothering her self-protective instincts.
Whether she’s writing contemporary or paranormal romance, Kimberly Quinton is a romantic at heart who strives to tell stories about the power of true love.
Since a teen, she’s loved romances and believes we can all live our happily-ever-after. Always a people watcher, it wasn’t until Kimberly shucked her Accounting major for Anthropology that her interest in people and cultures was nurtured. Kimberly has combined her natural curiosity (nosiness) with her love of romance for the sake of bringing the movies in her head to life on the page.
A wife and mother of two, Kimberly spends her days chasing chores, wrangling active kids, and writing. She also enjoys traveling, cooking, great wine and sharing a laugh with friends and family.
I would like to thanks Kimberly Quinton for stopping by with today's guest post.
How to create an Inspirational work area for a writer…. Well, me anyway!
I love my home office. It is in the front of my house and my desk faces windows with a view of my front yard. As you can see from the photos- I have a cluttered desk. This is about as cluttered as I can handle and start a new project. Unfortunately, it will get messier before a manuscript is finished!
First, dual screens are a must. I keep notes and a cut file on one screen and my active manuscript on the other… Okay.. that’s how it’s supposed to work, but I usually have Pandora, email, Facebook and Twitter open on one and my WIP on the other.
I need my Mal (Capt. Malcolm Reynolds), a recent gift from Hubby. Firefly was/is one of my favorite shows ever (sob)! The writer part of me is reminded that even great writing and a great cast can get the shaft. I don’t want to be married to my stories so much that I can’t handle a rejection, a bad review or a book not selling like I would like. This makes me a happier writer!
Posted on my main monitor are several inspirational quotes and my own list of goals. The Time is now. The Change is You. ~ Margie LawsonDo painting, cycling, movies, friends after writing. ~Henry Miller
The always half-full coffee cup. Really needs no explanation.
Nail polish- I paint my nails while I’m “thinking”… otherwise I would chew them.
Notes, pencils- I’m still a note taker and like written to-do lists and reminders. Sometimes I have to switch to long hand writing to get the words to flow if I’m stuck in a scene.
My salt crystal lamp- a gift from my mom from a trip to New Mexico. Supposed to help counteract the effects of the positive ions emitted by all the electronics by emitting negative ions. Eh- it’s pretty…not sure of the health benefits.
And of course, my Tardis and Dalek figures. They’re just fun! I’m a bit of a Whovian.
The big area between the shelves on the wall is where a multi-picture frame is set to go as soon as I finish putting the pics in.
As long as I have my office and a good station on Pandora, I have everything I need for inspiration to sit my butt in the chair and work.