by Madelle Morgan
Secrets and crime have never been so much fun—or so romantic!
It's a standalone novel, but Fur Ball Fever, Book 1, will be on your to-buy list after reading Cold Feet Fever! The description had me at "paranormal nightclub".
A deadbeat gambler with a lazy streak and commitment issues, Sam Jackson discovers owning Kinki, Atlantic City's first paranormal nightclub, isn't as easy—or as much fun—as he anticipated. Someone's trying to shut him down before he opens, he's on the verge of bankruptcy, and his matchmaking granddaddy has hired a sexy event planner with a mysterious background, bossy disposition and criminal ties.
A mortician-turned-event-planner with big secrets, Katie Deluca has one last chance to escape her past. Turns out between a criminal stalker and vandalism, party planning is more difficult than organizing funerals. Plus, the nightclub owner, although perfect for awakening her sensuality, couldn't be more wrong for the stability she craves.
Katie is the one person who can salvage Kinki and heal Sam's emotional wounds. Forced to collaborate, they tangle with a goofy dog, exploding trucks, homicidal thugs, a corrupt building inspector, disappearing corpses, a kidnapping, and the threat of live cremation, all to deliver Kinki's kick-ass grand opening.
Her breath hitched. "I'm afraid I might disappoint you."
His fingers stilled. "Why on earth would you think that?"
"I... um... may not have the skill you expect in a date."
After a long pause, he said, "Excuse me?" The two soft words reverberated in the quiet kitchen.
She chewed her lip, then said, "I've only done it twice, well, two and a half times to be precise, and it didn't work out so well." She clamped her mouth shut. Luckily she'd caught herself before divulging her partner's jackrabbit performance.
Sam remained utterly still.
Afraid to turn around, she nodded. "I was too young to realize it wasn't normal. I thought it was my fault. There's no need to worry though. I'm sure I can satisfy your needs. I'm a self-trained expert on sexual gratification."
Warm breath stirred her hair. "Self-trained?"
Had she said something wrong? "Yes, I'm a voracious reader. I've read tons of how-to books on sexual intercourse, everything from The Joy of Sex to Kama Sutra." She hoped her sincerity would reassure him.
"I also studied the Fifty Shades Trilogy and other erotic novels. I have a subscription to Cosmo too. There's a huge amount of educational help available, so I'm certain I'm competent." Was it her imagination, or did his fingers fumble?
"That's commendable, and, uh, extremely proactive of you," he said in a choked voice, "but right now, I'm as far from worried as a man can get."
About Maureen Fisher
|Maureen in Mexico|
These adventures plus her Scottish heritage, a belief in reincarnation, and a hilarious take on life led to her first book, The Jaguar Legacy. Strands from past lives intertwine with the present, drawing the heroine and sexy Scottish hero into danger, murder, and betrayal. A reviewer called it "Page-turning romance as hot and steamy as the jungle setting."
Maureen says, "Contrary to popular belief about romance writers, I do NOT think about sex all the time. I often think about other things, for example, Speedos (pros and cons). Or manscaping. Dang, but that sounds like I really do think a lot about sex, doesn't it?" Well, romance readers are glad she does!
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Where to Buy Maureen's Books
Cold Feet Fever, Fur Ball Fever, and The Jaguar Legacy are available on Amazon and Smashwords. Maureen's website, BooksbyMaureen, has the buy links.