Excerpt from the Amazing book “Here Be Dragons” Check it out!!!!!

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Where the Sidewalk Endsby Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

The greatest thing about having a child is putting yourself second in your own life.

— Louis C.K.

Recently, I hiked a trail high above the Pacific Ocean. It was glorious—blue-green water, salty air, sweeping vistas. I breathed deep and counted blessings. My husband and I have neither wealth nor fame nor power, but we have love, purpose, and good kids. I felt lucky.

It was warmer than I anticipated, so before heading up the switchback portion of the trail, I doubled back to my car for sunscreen and a hat. In the parking lot, I hesitated. This day was too amazing to keep to myself. I ventured to the nearby hotel to grab my family.

Our three children were soaking in the in-room bathtub eating mini-muffins, drinking cider, and watching the Disney Channel. My husband, Ken, was asleep.

“I found an awesome trail!” I chirped.

No one answered.

“Anyone want to hike?”

Still nothing. I stepped in front of the television.

“Mom, I can’t see the TV.”

“Move.”

“Ugh!”

Ken muttered that he would come, but then rolled over and went back to sleep.

That should have been my cue. They were on vacation. They had muffins. Not everything in a family needed to be shared.

Instead, I cajoled, complained, and insisted. Had we traveled all this way to watch TV? Didn’t family time always make us happy?

After you live with folks for a while, you learn their particular kind of crazy. When Ken and the kids realized I was not going to let this drop, they begrudgingly acquiesced. It took nearly ninety minutes, but eventually, everyone was awake, dressed, and sunscreened for the transcendent family outing I had declared. We set off up the hill.

It was strange to be ascending with people so obviously downtrodden.

It was hotter now than when I had originally set out. My formerly energetic pace was quickly slackened by grumbles, quarrels, and literal foot-dragging.

“I’m hot.”

“Walking is dumb.”

“I can’t believe we’re missing ‘Girl Meets World’ for this.”

I should have left them at the hotel. What kind of idiot drags kids out of a bathtub to hike? If and when we ever finished this dirty ramble, they were just going to need another bath. I had desperately wanted to share this sojourn with them, and as soon as we began sharing it, I desperately wanted them to go away.

The kids made me cranky and I made them crankier, and various threats were lobbed regarding the abandonment of the entire business, but we kept trudging forward anyway—me, because I refused to return to the hotel yet again without first climbing this blasted hill, and them, well . . . because they are kids, and kids are prone to follow trails and sidewalks until they end. Shel Silverstein taught us that.

What began as a swift, splendid hike by myself turned into a slow, terrible hike with children. But here’s the thing, it’s actually really hard to stay angry at your kids when:

A. You are exercising.

B. You see beauty.

C. You realize your kids have stopped being angry with you.

For about eleven minutes, our slog became kind of awesome. We reached the summit. We caught a lizard. We followed a secret path and ate wild fennel. We even made it halfway back to the car before everyone fell apart again. Someone had rocks in her shoe. Someone else was angry about his hat.

That’s the funny thing about doing anything with kids. It does not matter where we go—a restaurant, a water park, the bathroom—taking them with us makes the excursion more difficult. It is tempting to avoid outings altogether. That hike was different because our kids were there. It was so much worse but also a little better. I have stood on a mountaintop before. But they never had. I have hiked through blisters and sunburns, discomfort and thirst, and have been rewarded by majesty at the trail’s end. But they never had. I have never summited Everest. At the rate my pants are not fitting, it may not ever be in the cards. But I imagine that the only thing greater than climbing a tremendous peak is enabling someone else to climb it with you. The only thing better than a sunset is a sunset that you share. On such journeys, adventure and purpose meet.

It can be exhausting to teach our kids adventure, but it is more frustrating still to teach them complacency. I want my kids to comfort the broken, defend the weak, and minister to those in need. These are not always natural acts. They require confidence and bravery. And I dare say they begin with simple steps, even rocky, bedraggled, complaint-riddled steps on a hill overlooking the ocean.

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“Here Be Dragons”~Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh & Ken Harbaugh~

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Synopsis:

Two parents challenge one another to find balance between work and family life. Their stories are both uproarious and poignant as they raise children and strive to leave their mark on the wider world. Filled with tender moments and plenty of laughs, Here Be Dragons recounts the adventures of a family trying to stay afloat, and offers a life raft to the rest of us in choppy waters.

Authors:

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh is a mother, teacher, and dog lover-an above-average cook and below-average housekeeper. Both a dancing queen and a brick house, she is an avid reader of cooking websites, fitness magazines, and articles that promise she’ll lose weight fast. Annmarie earned her National Board Certification in English Language Arts, holds a masters in urban education from Yale University, and has been a beloved teacher at half a dozen high schools from Florida to Seattle. She has taught Shakespeare to gang members and sung lullabies in a wilderness detention center. Annmarie’s writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, New York Observer, and on National Public Radio.

Ken Harbaugh has flown reconnaissance missions off North Korea, researched war crimes in Afghanistan, and deployed in response to natural disasters both at home and abroad. He co-founded The Mission Continues, an award-winning nonprofit that empowers military veterans to find purpose through community impact. He is currently the president of Team Rubicon Global, an organization that provides veterans around the world with opportunities to serve others in the wake of natural disasters. Ken’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Yale Journal of International Law. He is not as funny as his wife.

Annmarie and Ken live in Los Angeles, CA with their three children and an assortment of dying houseplants. Follow them at DadvMom.com, an online community dedicated to the proposition that couples can love one another and their children at the same time. Mostly.

 

Review:

Hands down one of the best books I have ever read. If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend that you go buy it now….I mean right now! It should be given out to newly weds, new parents, 2nd 3rd 4th time parents, grandparents and everyone in between. There is something within these pages for everyone.

There is so much that you can take away from this book, so much happening that with each page you find something else fascinating. Whether it is their hilarious adventures as parents or their ability to know what they want as navy pilots and counselors for juvenile delinquents. It made me laugh, cry, shake my head yes (so many times!) that I felt like I knew these people. I related and it was a breath of fresh air, knowing that I am not alone in the crazy cyclone of a parenting world. I have been that new mom with no friends, I’ve attended the awkward gatherings to meet other new moms and I have left the house in sweatpants smelling of baby formula and puke.  I’ve been there….and to know that someone else has too, well that makes me feel like a normal human being.

As soon as I finished the book, I was ready to dive into it again! Annmarie talks about Jane Eyre in this book, “It is said that for a work of literature to be deemed a “classic” it must elicit a new response in us each time we read it.”. I believe it…..I believe whole-heartedly that as I read through it a second time I will get something even more amazing out of it. It is so inspiring and hilarious.

Reading this book was like sitting in the same room as Ken and Annmarie, I felt like I was there listening to their life stories and their wisdom over a cup of coffee. I feel like I know these amazing people and they are people you would want to know. They are driven, they help others and they find the things that they are passionate about and they pursue them. They live life to the fullest even if their kids don’t always cooperate. They describe everything in such detail that I felt like I was there on the small boat named “Marlon” while they caught crab, hunkered down in a tropical storm awaiting the sound of a new born infant, or kite-surfing in shark infested waters. There is always an adventure.

Amazing book! I have already recommended it to several friends and I recommend it to you now!! Buy links are listed below! Also check out their website www.dadvmom.com!

I am so thankful for Annmarie giving me a copy of this amazing book to review!! You guys are amazing authors and I feel so lucky to have been able to read this book!

Favorite things from the Book:

  1. Their list of Nuns and Cans of Parenting:
    1. Adventures Are Worth The Mishaps
    2. Love Ruins Plans
    3. Happiness Is Cheap
    4. Imbalance Is Balance
    5. Talk To Strangers
    6. You’re Not The Boss Of The Applesauce
    7. Change Your Socks
    8. Every Storm Ends
    9. Never Sail Into A Harbor You Cannot Sail Out Of
  2. “Ken and I were foolish to believe we knew best. We were never the boss of that applesauce.”
  3.  “We stopped steering, stopped plotting our course, stopped planning for the future, and simply held onto one another while we waited for the winds to blow themselves out.
  4.  “I still felt bonkers a lot of the time, but so, it seemed, did a lot of other parents.”

 

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“Battleground” ~C.L Masonite~ Blog Tour!

Title: Battleground
Series: Battler Series Book Two
Author: C.L. Masonite
Genre: New Adult Romance
Published: November 11, 2016
Cover Designed by CT Cover Creations
The Final thrilling conclusion to the Battler Series: 

I’ve been exiled by royal, Wolfe decree. I’ve become invisible and with my back pressed up against the wall I have two choices …
One – Be silent and live a life in the shadows – filled with regret and loss … or

Two – Raze hell and break the goddamn doors to the kingdom down.
The former requires backing down and the second requires stepping onto the battleground.

 

“AN EPIC CONCLUSION TO A WONDERFUL DUET OF BOOKS” – Reading is Our Satisfaction

“Amazing ending!” – Reader Review

 


I’ve lived thousands of moments and I’ve been to thousands of places crafted by the soul crushing and soul mending words of thousands of authors. (Metaphorically raises glass of gin and tonic), here’s to hoping I’ve created one thousandth of a moment of life for you …

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“The Devoted” ~Suzanne Woods Fisher~ Review

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Synopsis:

Fan Favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher Offers Readers Tender Romance, Humor, and Plenty of Surprises

Bright, curious, and restless, Ruthie Stoltzfus loves her family but is stuck in a sea of indecision about her future: Should she stay Amish? Or should she leave? She’s done all she can to prepare to go–passed the GED, saved her money–but she can’t quite set her journey into motion.

Patrick Kelly is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time, to Patrick, is of the essence. Every moment is to be cherished, especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back–anything–and Patrick Kelly is getting in his way.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites readers back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred and hopes fulfilled–complete with Fisher’s signature twists that never fail to leave readers delighted.

Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including The Imposter, The Quieting, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

Review:

Great book! It definitely had a lot of surprises in it! It starts out with an Amish girl named Ruthie. She is tired of the life she leads and feels trapped in a world that is agonizingly plain. She yearns for something much more and feels like she can’t tell her family that she wants to get out of her Amish community. It was hard for me to remember that she was only 17, the book read as though she is much older.

Ruthie has a family that loves her and she has so many good things going for her. But unfortunately with the humdrum of life she has come to not see the great things that she has; the community, her family, her faith, and so much more. She is blind to the things she has because of the fact that she is so determined to do something else with her life than be Amish.

In comes a stranger to her world, a man named Patrick. He is a faithful, God-loving man that has come to convert to the Amish way of life. He is goal driven and he does what it takes to immerse himself into the community. He has only 30 days to learn as much as possible to prove to his parents that he can do it!

Patrick is an awesome character, a person that you would want to know. He has a great relationship with God and takes absolutely nothing for granted. He has an unshaken faith in the fact that God has a purpose for all of us and we need to do what we can to help others and be the best person we can be. Ruthie learns a lot from Patrick and a blossoming friendship could turn into so much more.

There are so many characters in this book, I thought that it would be difficult to remember all of them but I had no problems at all. The author does a great job in keeping them distinguishable enough that it is hard to forget who they are. Each character has so much going on in this book, it isn’t just about Ruthie. It is so many small stories intricately interwoven into one massive story that will take over your brain! It was such a great book! I had a hard time putting it down and the twists and turns that the author throws at you keep you on your toes. It is the third book in a series but it can definitely be read as a standalone.

Overall a great book, I will definitely be recommending. The author did such a good job that I will definitely be looking for more from her! I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

 

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Photography Favorites Part 1

We all have hobbies, and to be honest I have too many and not enough time to do them lol. But…..

One of my favorite things to do is Photography…. I don’t have much time for it but I still love it and I try to take the time to do the things I love…. So here are a few of my favorites.. Enjoy!

 

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“Deceit” ~Addison Jane, KE Osborn~ The Vindicated Series Blog Tour!

Title: Deceit
Series: The Vindicated Series Book One
Authors: Addison Jane & KE Osborn
Cover Model: Burton Hughes
Photographer: Eric Battershell 
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 9, 2016

“Deceit is simply explosive and I loved every minute of it. From beginning to end I was completely captivated.”

“Deceit is a exciting read that draws the reader in and keeps you gripped right until the end.”


Covert, stealthy, cunning—I’m trained as a weapon. A lethal killer. I do what needs to be done in order to protect those who can’t protect themselves.

I’m never the same person twice.

It’s never been an issue.

But I underestimated her.

The beautiful woman next door. There’s something sexy about the way she watches me, eyes wide with an innocent curiosity. I find myself aching for her attention. I want her to look at me, but not when I’m covered in the blood of the man I just killed.

I live in the dark. She could be my light. I want her. And I know she feels it too.

When what I do puts her life in danger, everything changes. And I start to realize that maybe not all is as it seems. Every part of me screams to save her…

But what if I’m wrong.

What if she’s the one saving me?
You’d think I’d be nervous, but instead, a rush of excitement flows through me as I traipse the halls of the hospital in my fake scrubs dressed convincingly as a doctor.
I look the part.

 

I always look the part.

 

My fake ID badge sits proudly where I want it, allowing me to slip in where I need to be. Flashing my badge to the security guards stationed at the door I walk straight in closing it behind me, just as I knew I would.

 

I have to do this.

 

You’d think considering a terrorist attack occurred not so long ago they would be better prepared than this. As long as I look the part, and have the appropriate badge, they’re convinced I am that person.

 

But I’m not. I’m here for one reason and one reason only, and he’s lying here in this hospital room hooked up to the endlessly beeping machines, pumping oxygen and God knows what else in an inane attempt to keep him alive.

 

This man is the sole survivor of the attack. I wasn’t able to bring him down then, so my task is to bring him down now.

 

Sliding the curtain around his bed as I step up to him, the metal rings clink along the railing while my heart races in my chest. Killing is something that comes naturally to me. I’ve done it for so long now it’s ingrained in me.

 

I can’t count the number of men I’ve taken out—all in the name of the Seven.

 

 

Addison Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.

When she gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing, music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who calls her Mum. It’s an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney princesses, but it works.
Growing up on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart. But since moving away to a small town close to the city, she’s discovered a dangerous love for shopping.
Writing stories has been something that’s come naturally since she was young, and with the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out of her comfort zone and share them with the world.
She enjoys bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy, passionate men and a rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her readers desire.

Australian author K E Osborn was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. With a background in graphic design and a flair for all things creative, she felt compelled to write the story brewing in her mind.

Writing gives her life purpose. It makes her feel, laugh, cry and get completely enveloped in the characters and their story lines. She feels completely at home when writing and wouldn’t consider doing anything else.

 


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Our summer beach vacation!!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! We had a blast going here over the summer. It was the first time my children have ever seen the beach and they were overly excited to be there! Even though it took us 20 hours to drive there it was totally worth it! (Yes, we are crazy. Yes, it was a nightmare on the way home with three overly tired, whiny children in the car. Would I do it again??? Yes, yes I would!)

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First time on the East Coast!

 

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The SkyWheel was awesome!!

 

 

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My babies enjoying the beautiful Aquarium!

 

 

 

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The Medieval Times show was a blast! Lots of great food and fun entertainment!

 

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If you’re in Myrtle Beach definitely check out the golf courses!! This one was my kids’ favorite! 

 

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Lots of fun and lots of memories were made on this trip! AND I can’t wait to go back!!!

“Ravishing Elizabeth” ~J.J. Marstead’s~ Release Blitz!

 
 
Elizabeth
 

 

Seventeen years of being a half-bred wolf shifter, I didn’t know how I would be
able to adjust to my new life of being part of a pack. I have to admit I had my
doubts and fears, but my wolf feels at ease, at home in the forest. Having the
feel of soil under her pads makes her feel free. Plus, everyone is so nice.
Yes, I feel right at home here, we both do. 


 

 

A new pack isn’t the only thing my wolf and I have to adjust to. Fate blessed
me with not one mate but with two that are destined to be mine. Can I live up
to their expectations and be everything they need?

 

Samuel 

I never thought I would ever be in the
presence of something so incredible or could feel the way I do. To have
feelings for a wolf, to want to make her my soul-mate is against my better
judgement and I know that. She’s not only amazing in wolf form, but her human
form is stunning as well. I want to believe she could love a monster like me, I
have to believe it. But we are from two different worlds. Can I help her get
past that and make her mine?

 

 


Caleb 

I finally found my mate and she is more
gorgeous than anything I could have dream of. I try to reign over my wolf
knowing he’ll want to claim her as soon as he sees her, but he’s on edge
knowing she will also belong to another. My wolf and I are both trying to act
complacent with the idea of having an outsider harbouring her heart, but I
don’t want to hurt her no matter how much I want to rip him apart. In order to
make our mate happy there will be some much needed adjustments to be made. Will
she be happy and accept her rightful place as our mate?


 
 
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I flick the light on and get dressed, I
head downstairs to get a drink, just as I grab a bottle of water from the
fridge, there’s a knock at the front door. Who can that be? I place the water
bottle on the counter; I make my way towards the front door to see who it can
be.  I twist the handle and open the
door; his scent hits me before anything else, Samuel. 

 

 


My eyes widen as I take in his appearance,
he’s breathtaking, with his dark hair and dark eyes luring me in as I stare
openly at him, shaking myself out of the pull towards him. 

 

 


“What are you doing here?” I ask, poking my
head outside to see if anyone can see that he’s here.
“Did anyone see you coming here?” I hope no
one saw because it’ll only be a matter of time before the alpha and the pack
get here if they know.

 

 


“I told you, I would come to you, and don’t
worry no one has seen me, my little gem,” he says.
“I’ve been waiting for you for centuries my
little wolf. There’s nothing in this world that will stop me from being with
you.” 

 

 


Just hearing him say that, makes my wolf yip happily inside. I move out
of the doorway making room for him to enter, he stops and gives me a crooked
grin as he holds onto the door frame. I look at him puzzled and he chuckles. 

 

 

“You need to invite me in.”
 

 

Well, I wasn’t expecting that, guess
something’s are true about vampires. 


 


“Come in, Samuel,” my voice is husky. I
stare at him crossing the threshold. As soon as his feet step inside the house,
he’s in front of me, gazing down at me like I’m his last cool drink of water, well
in this case blood. He moves so fast I didn’t even get a chance to react. 

 

 


He places his hand under my chin, slowly
lifting my head up. He leans down and kisses me softly at first but then he
applies more pressure. I moan into the kiss, his tongue probing into my mouth,
my tongue tangling with his. I run my tongue down his fang, and he groans
out   shifting himself against me. I feel
his erection through his pants, gasping as he grinds himself into me, he runs
and slams the front door shut, and then comes back to me lifting me up off of
my feet, my legs wrap around his hips, and he races up the stairs quickly.
J.J. Marstead lives in a quiet little town in Quebec, Canada. 
She is originally from a small Island in Canada called ‘Prince Edward Island’.
J.J. Marstead is the pen name; she wanted to have a pen name because it seemed pretty awesome.
 
Her real name is Jessica Martell, and no she is not ashamed of writing.
She loves to read and now she has taking up writing as a new adventure. 
She’s a stay at home mom, so she has plenty of time to think of naughty things to write.
Married to the love of her life of nine years, they have a lovely daughter who is seven years old, and they have two dogs, full house.

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“Final Ride” ~Chelsea Camaron~ Release Tour!

Title: Final Ride
Series: The Hellions Ride
Author: Chelsea Camaron
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2016
Cover Designer: Cover Me Darling
Everything I have never had is right in front of me. Family, it’s mine for the taking. For the first time in my life, I found stability in the Hellions MC. From the ground up, I’ve been loyal to my brothers.

Now the time has come when I may have to choose between the family I’ve never known or the club I’ve built and given my all to.

Richard ‘Frisco’ Billings is the California kid who rode into Haywood’s Landing when the Hellions were needing an extra man. As an original, he’s been with the club from day one. After growing up with no real place to call home, he’s found solid ground.

All of it crashed around him when secrets were revealed and he found out he missed all the formative years with his daughter being raised in an enemy’s club.

Amy Mitchell was lost her whole life until she was found by the Hellions MC in a bad situation with Felix Delatorre. She spent years with the club, rebuilding her life and finding a place where she could belong.

When a new young woman comes into the home she has with Frisco, will she still fit into his world? Will Frisco find a way to make everything work together? Will this be his final ride with the Hellions as life takes him down a different road?

Catch up with all your favorite couples as every secret finds its way out of the dark and new things are revealed, changing the club forever. This is the final ride for the Hellions MC as we know it.
>RELEASES NOVEMBER 15th<

~Amy~
I shower quickly, lost in my own thoughts. Stepping out, I dry off while ignoring the mist-covered mirror. I have learned to dress and ready myself in minimal time without looking at my reflection. As much as I don’t see the beauty in me physically, Frisco does. How did everything so bad in my life land me in the arms of a man so good?
I feel delightfully sore in all the right places. Applying my lotion, I have this peace with my body I didn’t have before. Things may not be off to the best start with Frisco, but he wants me. He’s told me I’m in his bed. I had enough bad in my life to know how to hold on to the good, even if it’s fleeting. Frisco and I may not have forever, we may not have more than what we have already shared, but in this time, it’s more than I ever had before.
My hands are slippery from the condensation and my lingering lotion when I twist the doorknob, so it takes an extra bit of effort to pop it open. Then I step out into what is Frisco’s bedroom, looking down, only to be stopped by the firm grip of a man’s hands on my arms.
Fear tunnels in until I breathe deeply and inhale his scent.
“Frisco,” I say on a whisper, my body relaxing.
“Don’t want shit between us. Ain’t had to hesitate to say what I need to say or do what I need to do with you for a long damn time. Thought we were good. Thought this was right.”
Tears prickle the back of my eyes. Are we going to be over before we even begin?
“We are right,” I say softly. “Focus on what’s right in front of your face.”
He tips my chin up to look at him. “Right in front of my face, huh?”
“Frisco, I’m here. I’m gonna be here when the dust settles.” I pause. “Your daughter, that young woman in the other room, she needs to know you are solid. Don’t lose sight of what you’ve just got a grip on.”
“Good woman, Amy. You’re a damn good woman.” He kisses my forehead. “Don’t know shit about being a dad. Don’t know shit about taking care of a teenager. I do know what I got right here.”
I can’t stop the smile that spreads across my face. “Yeah, what’s that?”
“A beautiful woman who will back me up while I find my footing in this fatherhood stuff. A strong woman who pushes me beyond my past and into the present. Yeah, darlin’, I don’t wanna lose sight of what’s right in front of my face.”
When his lips meet mine, I melt. I’m not weak to him, but my body is. I know with Frisco I could say no and he would stop right now. I know I am safe with him. My body is safe with him. My heart is safe with him.
Right in front of my face is a man who gives his all to those he loves. Right in front of my face is a man who hasn’t had it easy, but he has endured. Right in front of my face is a man who loves deeply, fights fiercely, and doesn’t back down from any challenge life gives him.
Right in front of me is my future. Right in front of him is my unconditional love, loyalty, and a commitment to ride for life.
~Frisco~
Right in front of my face is a woman of beauty, loyalty, strength, and courage. For years, I’ve gone through life holding back. If tomorrow never comes, at least I have given love a second chance. In the years Amy and I have had together, she’s worked her way into my heart, my life, and I don’t want to let go of what is just getting started.
Inhaling the vanilla scent of her lotion, I run my hands up and down her spine as I devour her mouth, needing to feel connected to her. When she moans, my cock hardens against my jeans, rubbing uncomfortably. I haven’t had this much trouble controlling my dick in years, and it feels good.
Everything with Amy feels good.
Cupping her ass, I pull her against me as I turn us and practically glide us toward the bed. Amy squeals in delight as I lay her back on it and immediately take her nipple into my mouth, twirling my tongue around it before blowing against her exposed skin.
I pull back and laugh. “Your lotion tingles on my lips.” I kiss my way down her belly, sensing her insecurities. “Relax, Amy. Every inch of you tells a story, baby. Don’t ever doubt where you came from.” I tease her belly button with my tongue, and she trembles under me.
“Frisco,” she whispers.
“Your body was made for mine. You were made for me.”
She traces the tattoo on my rib with her fingertips.
“Amy,” I say on a laugh, sliding my goatee over her sensitive skin. “I got that ink after our first kiss. You get under my skin, baby. Have for a long damn time.”
“Frisco,” she moans out as I tease her pussy lips with my goatee then flick my tongue over her flesh.
“Do I get to you, Amy?” I ask as I part her pussy lips with my tongue and suck on her clit as she arches up wildly into my face.
“Yes!”
“Do I get under your skin, Amy?” I use my fingertip to trace the circle of her entrance as she tries to slide over me. I keep my finger just on the edge as I lap her clit with my tongue.
“Yes!”
“Do you want me inside you, Amy?” I lick then suck her clit, sliding one finger in torturously slow. “Deep inside you, do you want me to slide my rock-hard cock in your wet pussy and let you ride me until you can’t catch your breath, until your body coats in a fine sheen of sweat?” I pull my finger out, only to ever so slowly slide back inside her with two, in and out as I let my voice vibrate against her sensitive skin. My goatee scrapes with each word. “Do you want me to fuck you, Amy?” I hum against her as she shakes, her release continuing to build. She’s on the edge, but it’s not time yet. “Do you want me to fuck you so long, so hard, and so fast that your eyes feel like they will roll back in your head?”
“Yes!” she cries out, getting louder and louder as her need builds.
“Do you want me to give it to you good, Amy? Do you want me get under your skin? You’re under mine.”
“Yes!” She thrashes wildly. “Please, Frisco, I need you in me.”
“Well, if you need it, who am I to deny you?” I smile against her as I kiss my way up her body, lining my cock up and sliding into her wet core, and sending her over the edge in two thrusts before working myself to climax as she reaches her second orgasm.
Hell yes, I definitely love what is right in front of my face. This works. This is us.

 


USA Today Bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

 


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