Tantalizing Tuesday Tease

It has been a very long week but I managed to get a tease together from my current wip. After week a group of writers get together, find a picture and write 200 words about it. Make sure to visit everyone else on the list. There’s a little bit for everyone.



Heather suddenly forgot how to breathe. Tom stood with his back towards her but he couldn’t know that she was there. Heather didn’t make a sound when she moved, her socks on the wooden floorboards. He raised the front of his white vest top up and wiped his face. The back of it went up and revealed a back toned and tanned. Oh boy. It was a stupid idea to ask him to fix other parts of the house. It all could have waited for Fred to sort out after she left and didn’t Heather value her time alone, wasn’t that why she travelled so far away from home?

So why did she call the sexy handyman around? She’d been a bitch to him the other day and she thought he would have laughed down the phone at her. But no, here he was, sweaty and sexy. Heather nipped her bottom lip as he bent over and put something back into the tool box.

“I didn’t hear you.”

Heather had to practically drag her eyes away from his perfectly toned body. Keep your mouth shut Heather, anything that leaves your mouth is going to sound like its scripted from a bad porno film. “ She silently offered the cup in her hand.



Magic and Weres by Leona Bushman

magicandweres200x300Cover Reveal

Thank you for having me today! I have a favorite cover artist, whether for myself or on other authors, this artist’s artwork has always caused me to smile. Her name is Victoria Miller. I sent her this vague cover art form, saying, well, I have these things, all have magic, all have weres/shapeshifters. And um, the longest story is set in early Scotland, and it’s romance, and um, can you do your magic for me? LOL There may have been a lot of eye lash batting and begging.

Anyway, even with that, she managed to make me a gorgeous cover to match the feel of the stories in there. From early Scotland, to modern day England, you will find magic and shapeshifters. Love, romance, even a couple of hot ones.

An excerpt from Victorian England where Vampires drink werewolf blood to keep their powers of walking in the day and other magical elements, and werewolves live as long as their vampire counterparts. Our hero, Daryn, finds himself cornered by his nemesis, one who wants him back in the coven for dark reasons, and a little tease when he meets our heroine. The title is Daryn’s Slayer.



He grabbed his gloves and top hat, bent over, and snagged his boots, but left his crimson cravat tied to the post. It would be her talisman. He left one with all the women he slept with. His calling card.

Daryn had barely stepped out of the luxurious room when a voice from his right startled him.

“Do you always creep out like a thief the morning after? You used to have better manners than that.” The seductive voice pierced him with longing and hatred. His whole body quivered in remembered pleasure and torture. He turned to her, almost involuntarily, as need and loathing fought for supremacy.

Her body looked stunning encased in the latest fashions. Her dark gold, silk dress had a three-foot trail, ruffled along the bottom, with blood-red trim woven through the ruffles. Lace, with real gold threads worked in a leaf pattern, lined the seam of the ruffles, as well as her jacket and collar.

More gold-and-cream lace lined two sides of the red trim and splashed across her thighs. The corset, barely needed for her hourglass figure, only served to emphasize the delicacy of the fabrics used for her jacket and the ruffled lace that trimmed the inside of her collar and flowed in folds from her cleavage to just below her waist. He noted all this in the quick, practiced look he’d perfected over the last few hundred years.

“Good morning, Cassandra. So good to see you.” The sarcasm dripping from his tones, his first line of defense with her, couldn’t possibly have been missed, but she apparently chose to ignore it.

“Good morning, Daryn. Ready to come home? Tired of your little rebellion?”

He’d had centuries of practice, schooling his face into the impassive lines hiding his real emotions. She enjoyed her tortures too much to allow her to see how deeply she affected him.

“Tired, yes. The little minx whose home we’re in kept me busy all night,” he replied, and walked down the hall. He could have evaporated in mist and gone somewhere else, but, unless he planned on feeding again, which since significantly harder for him in daylight, he could only do it once. And she would follow. He had no intentions of showing her where he lived.

“You’re less funny than you believe yourself to be, my protégée,” she replied, not letting him leave her sight.

“Apparently I have wit beyond compare, as you see fit to push yourself in my presence, wanted or no,” he replied, taking the stairs two at a time down to the ground floor. It wouldn’t be long until he could no longer walk in the full sun, even early dawn, if he didn’t find a werewolf soon. Going outside burned him, with the morning light the least problematic.

Cassandra would hound him. She hoped to trap him back into the fold with his need. She didn’t know where he’d found his werewolf blood all these years, but she’d retaliated ages ago by ordering her coven’s guards to kill all of the renegade weres on sight, making it harder for him to find the powerful sustenance. She wanted him back. What he didn’t understand was why.

The longer he stayed away from her coven, the more convinced he became that there existed something nefarious in her wish to have him in the fold. Otherwise, why would this ruthless leader keep him alive in his disobedience when she had summarily ordered all others killed? He glanced behind him.

“What you have is an inflated ego which needs brought back down,” she said, grabbing his arm and turning him to face her. Damn it. He hadn’t felt or seen her move past him, and yet, there she was, standing between him and the door. That would teach him to look back.

“I’m quite sure you’re the queen destroyer of egos,” he snarled. Yanking his arm back, he struggled to keep his calm. He had to find a way to sit and put his top hat, gloves, and shoes on so he wouldn’t be hurt by the early sunlight. And he needed to go soon. The midday sun would be brutal on his skin. He’d be ashes within moments.

He strode into the morning room, put on his overcoat, and sat on one of the plush, fabric-covered chairs there. He hated turning his back to her, but he had to hide the fear that her fast movements had induced, as well as the bloodlust her touch inspired. If they shared blood again, he would be bound to her, as addicted as any mortal on opium.

He put on his boots as if he had all the time in the world, then stood up. Slowly, he drew on his gloves, wondering why she’d stayed silent. He peered up and surprised a look on her face, one he couldn’t readily decipher, before she schooled her features back into her normal haughty demeanor.

When she met his gaze, she said, “Now that you are properly dressed, shall we go for a stroll? I feel like a walk on the promenade,” she said in sugary tones, taking a dig at his severely limited daylight time.

“Oh, let us do that together, Cassandra. Your company is ever a source of joy and cheer for me,” he said, staring down at his hands and pushing his gloves on until they were exactly right. He realized he hadn’t buttoned up and smiled sardonically up at his former lover.

“Oh, but we mustn’t. I look a fright. I must go home to my manservant and allow him to put me to rights. Another time, perhaps. Don’t call on me, I shall find you. No, really. Don’t call on me. You’re not invited.”

With that, he took a chance that the retraction of invite might buy him a few minutes, and apparated outside a milliner’s shoppe, into the small alcove. He immediately fell over in a tangle of purple skirts and lace. Feminine gasps of outrage and surprise filled his ears until he finally got untangled.

They ended up face-to-face.

“Where, sir, did you come from?” the pert blonde asked, her hat askew. “And why do you feel the need to push me down?” She tried to straighten her hat, then realized her skirts lay in a chaotic fashion and rapidly stood up. Her parcels were strewn all about her, some tied in pretty ribbons, some hard, some lumpy.

He began gathering them up for her, his mouth dry. Her cleavage, which he’d seen as she’d stood up, had brought forth an honest sexual reaction. Not forced, or brought on by bloodlust, but by pure sexual fantasy. When he had her last parcel picked up, he stood and handed them to her.

“I’m sorry, miss.” He hesitated, wanting her to supply him with a name.

“Miss Ernestine Primrose,” she replied and held out her gloved hand, after transferring a large packet, the only one that hadn’t fallen, to her other hand.

He took her fingers in his and brought her hand up for a kiss. After giving it the customary greeting, he turned her hand over, and just above her short glove, he kissed her skin over her life vein.

She shivered, and her heart beat faster, its rhythm pounding against his ears like a melodic song. He met her eyes. They were a dark blue, the perfect foil to her blonde hair and fair, but slightly sun-kissed skin.

“Please, allow me to walk you home. It is the least I can do after such a blunder. I’m afraid I wasn’t watching where I was going and completely fell into you.” She had no idea how lucky they both were. Her being in his exact landing spot probably masked his scent from Cassandra.

All of a sudden, he grinned. Miss Ernestine Primrose had just found herself a suitor.






Daryn and Ernestine have a chemistry that I find exciting. I’m sometimes frustrated with characters. I’m a pantser, and sometimes, the characters are stubborn. These two flowed as if waiting to be written through the annals of time. It’s the hottest story in the anthology…well, The Lion, the Witch and the Faerie is also hot as hades. The other two are hot as well. Hmm, let’s hope this doesn’t scorch anyone!

Pre-orders will go live whenever Amazon decides to, but should be up any minute. LOL Magic and Weres full release is February 12th. Pre-order is here:



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Leona Bushman lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and children writing, painting, gardening, running, camping, or just reading or crafting. She also loves to swim but rarely gets a chance to as she’s busy chasing after the three of five children still left at home. Sassy and saucy, she can be found writing about her trials and errors as a mom and writer at the following places:

Blog: http://lbushman.blogspot.com

The website: http://www.leonajbushman.com

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Twitter: @L_bushman



Tantalizing Tuesday Tease


Original picture found on The Man Crush Tumblr

It’s that time again. Every Tuesday a group of writers get together. They select a picture (mine took me about an hour to find mine on pinterest) and write 200 words about it. Enjoy and remember to follow the link to read some sexy teases.

Coming Home

What the hell was she doing? She knew that she needed to turn around, to get back on the bus and let it take her away but she didn’t. Sophia stood on the side of the street and watched the bus disappear down a dusty highway. There was no way out now. She hiked her bag over her shoulder. There wasn’t anything for miles except for the house opposite her. The sun set behind it, the rays of light cast everything in an orange glow. How many times had she sat on the porch and watched the sun set?

The front door swung open and she stopped in her tracks. A large Labrador ran down the steps and skidded to a stop when it spotted her. The sight made her smile despite her nerves.

The door opened again and this time she saw him. He walked down the steps and stopped next to Tilly. “What has you in such a state?”

The dog barked happily and Sophia was almost afraid to move. He frowned and glanced up. Even with the distance between them she caught sight of the rich brown of his eyes. He stepped towards her and crossed his arms. His expression guarded.


“Hey Taylor.”

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I won an award…

and when I mean ‘I won an award’ I mean thanks to the awesome talents of Jay Aheer who created the cover that won. Thanks to everyone who voted and make sure to check out the other winners and runner ups below 🙂



Evernight Book of the Year:


Winner ~ Giving it to the Biker by Sam Crescent


Runner Up ~ Hardcore by Jenika Snow



Favorite Evernight Author:


Winner ~ Jenika


Runner Up ~ Sam



Best Evernight Series:


Winner ~ Wilde Brothers by Susan Hayes


Runner Up ~ SEALed with a Kiss by Jessica Coulter Smith



Best Hero:


Winner ~ Zac Goldman from Damages Incurred by JR Gray


Runner Up ~ Kix Rockwell from Unbroken by Beth D. Carter



Best Heroine:


Winner ~ Rose Red from Unbearable by Wren Michaels


Runner Up ~ Adira Lora from Adira’s Mate by April Zyon



Best Cover:


Winner ~ Guitars and Cupcakes by Ella Grey


Runner Up ~ (tie) Stiffing Up Dirty by Kacey Hammell and Bound to Her by Michelle Monkou



Best Rom on the Go:


Winner ~ Alpha Blood by Elena Kincaid


Runner Up ~ Being Luca’s by Raven McAllan



Best Naughty Fairy Tales:


Winner ~ Claimed by Her Bears by Doris O’Connor


Runner Up ~ Bad Apple by Wren Michaels



Best Anthology:


Winner ~ Bad Alpha


Runner Up ~ Bad Alpha: Manlove



Best BDSM:


Winner ~ Claimed by Her Bears by Doris O’Connor


Runner Up ~ The Auction by Gale Stanley



Best Contemporary:


Winner ~ Mine to Love by Lea Bronsen


Runner Up ~ (tie) Kind Stud by Liv Rancourt and Stay for Me by Carlene Love Flores



Best Erotic:


Winner ~ Death’s Dirty Demands by Sam Crescent


Runner Up ~ Breaker Zone by Nicola Cameron



Best Fantasy:


Winner ~ All Mine by Marie Medina


Runner Up ~ Faerie Fate by Margaret Madigan



Best Futuristic:


Winner ~ Adira’s Mate by April Zyon


Runner Up ~ An Appetite for Blackmail by Ravenna Tate



Best Gay:


Winner ~ Break Me by James Cox


Runner Up ~ Damages Incurred by JR Gray



Best Historical:


Winner ~ Lord Suitor by Raven McAllan


Runner Up ~ The Treasure Hunters by Beth D. Carter



Best Interracial:


Winner ~ Talk Dirty to Me by Remmy Duchene


Runner Up ~ Her Sweet Seduction by Sabrina Sol



Best Lesbian:


Winner ~ The Sea Wife by Naomi Clark


Runner Up ~ Let’s Ride by Rebecca Black



Best May/Dec:


Winner ~ So Wrong It’s So Good by Jenika Snow


Runner Up ~ Slow Burn by Michelle Roth



Best Menage:


Winner ~ One Naughty Fantasy by Ravenna Tate


Runner Up ~ Deep Water by Nicola Cameron



Best New Adult:


Winner ~ Veil of Scars by JR Gray


Runner Up ~ DUSK by Erin M. Leaf



Best Paranormal:


Winner ~ SEALed Embrace by Jessica Coulter Smith


Runner Up ~ Protected by the Bear by Vanessa Devereaux



Best Rubeneque:


Winner ~ The Rock Star’s Wife by Raven McAllan


Runner Up ~ Celestial Beauty by Angela Castle



Best Sci-Fi:


Winner ~ Bleeding Love by Beth D. Carter


Runner Up ~ (tie) Alien Manhunt 3 by Jennifer Denys and Coopers’ Condition by Jacey Holbrand



Best Shifter:


Winner ~ Trouble Walked In by Michelle Roth


Runner Up ~ Fighting for Honor by Kacey Hammell



Best Suspense:


Winner ~ Intimate Fear by DC Stone


Runner Up ~ Kidnapped: The Search for Casey by Lorraine Nelson



Best Urban Fantasy:


Winner ~ Murder and Mayhem by Jennifer Macaire


Runner Up ~ The Damned by October Weeks



Best Western:


Winner ~ Forever Mine by April Zyon


Runner Up ~ The Boss’s Son by Tamsin Baker



Best Evernight Teen:


Winner ~ Drawn by Chris Ledbetter



Runner Up ~ Maiden by CL Marin


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Sunday, November 22, 2015





Tuesday Tease



image borrowed from Pinterest and original was found on Bookshelf Porn.

I’ve been playing with the idea of writing a sequel to my free story The Dare Encounters: Chance.

Jessica balanced the books on one hand and retrieved the book that rested on the top. People might have thought that her job as a librarian was boring but she enjoyed it. She liked order and the gentle hum of activity. The click of fingers on keyboards. Books being opened and closed. It was home.

There was a level of comfort in that. A sureness. The night she’d spent with Ben went against everything she believed in. Sure she wanted excitement but she wanted more than that. Something that Ben hadn’t offered.

She walked down another stack and placed the remainer books into their slots. She still needed to have a look at the online catalogue to see if the update had finished.

A hand on her wrist turned her around and she glanced up in surprise. Ben smiled down at her. His green eyes were filled with concern. “You didn’t message me this morning.”

Her mouth went dry. He actually came to see her? “I just thought…”

He raised her hands and pushed her gently against the bookcase. “You think too much.” He whispered the words and Jessica shivered as he lowered his head and kissed her.

Oh boy…




Tantalizing Tuesday: Her Men


Every Tuesday, some awesome writers get together to tantalize, tease and tempt. We each pick a picture and write 200 words about it.

She leaned into his kiss. The bristles on his chin tickled her and she moaned as he claimed her lips. He cupped her chin and laced his fingers into her hair. James traced his lips against her neck and a shiver travelled through her. This was what it felt like to be the centre of attention? To have two men that wanted her desperately. She’d never felt so desired. She was the girl that faded into the background. The one that nobody saw. The one that nobody needed until they wanted something from her. Nobody would believe that sweet and innocent Ruby had disappeared with not one but two men.

James touched her waist. The slight pressure had her turning in his arms, her back pressed against his front. He moved his hands higher until he cupped her breasts. “God, you’re beautiful.” He whispered the words against the curve of her ear. “Just seeing you sitting at the bar, that drink in your hand with the straw poised at your lips. The naughty thoughts that raced through my mind.”

Stefan broke his tender torture on her lips and she let him tug her dress up as he dropped to his knees. “There will be plenty of time for that. There is something that I want more.” She blushed as her panties came into view and Stefan moaned.

Make sure to check the other Teasers 🙂 http://tantalizingtuesday.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/13-october-2015.html



The Wonder of GIFs

Now this is a incredibly sexy man and thanks to the wonders of gifs we can all appreciate that stare and the fact his body is glistening…oh boy.