Alphas of Summer Excerpt: Dragon’s Curvy Dilemma

Mychal Daniels

Mychal Daniels

Author

Paranormal, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Romance Writer Creating One Book Boyfriend at a Time

That was the cue Asher needed to break up this tea party. Bounding into the doorway with the metal ball still in one hand, he said in his best, deep voice, “What’s going on in here and who are you?”

The young woman that stood before him wasn’t what he was expecting. She jumped, dropping the dishes onto the counter. First, she was… black. The voice had thrown him a little. Next, she was very attractive in a raw, real, honest, primal kind of way. Wait was that the right thing to think? He was a self-proclaimed feminist and lover of all types of people. Was it wrong to use those words to describe her? She was different, not what he’d expected with how she’d spoken with Brock, that’s all.

Liar.

His dick twitched to punctuate the conviction of this truth. The sight of the young, beautiful woman had instantly turned him on. Unlike Monique, who was fifteen years older and had always had a sisterly vibe over him; Daryl hit him in the gut with want and need—to have her. And she wasn’t even trying!

Shit—just want he needed, a woman who could make his plans for a quiet summer very difficult if he spent any amount of time with her. Desire to have her was quick to the forefront, pushing reason and logic down and out. He wanted this woman. She was like no one he’d ever been attracted to before. And there was something about the set of her smile and demeanor that said she wouldn’t fall for his charm easily. That was enough for his dragon to stir and press against his skin.

Down boy. 

He had to stay cool and not get sidetracked by lust. In the time it took to take a breath and quick beat to regroup, he scanned her body from head to toe. Natural beauty assailed his senses and completely woke up his dragon. She was perfection. Habit was the only safety that had him guarding against flirting, but it was a challenge.

Asher had been around enough women to know when they had help looking as good as they did. This woman had been under no one’s surgical knife, wore no makeup, and her curly hair was in neat, thick plaits, sort of how a little girl would wear them. As for her pajamas, they were a tank and booty shorts that drove him crazy. They hugged her body in all the right ways. From the fullness of breasts that weighed the front of the tank top sleepwear down to the stretching of the sleepwear boxers that clung to shapely hips and ass for days, to the thick thighs that tapered down into smooth brown toned and well-proportioned legs, she was sexy as fuck.

Instantaneous flashes of those legs tightly wrapped around his hips as he dove into her hot full body rocketed through his mind, sending signals to his dick to advance. It made total sense why his kid was into her. He ached to readjust himself with how fast he’d gotten hard. Instinct had him moving the metal ball to cover his groin area with how his body reacted to hers.

It took less than a minute for her to zone in on the metal ball he held in front of his growing hard on.

Random Acts of Writing

Random Acts of Writing

There is so much to say about writing randomly. I do it all the time. I have tons, and I mean tons of notebooks, sticky-notes, and well, paper. Some might even say I’m a bit crazy with all the things I write down. But today started off as any other day. I woke up, (I’m on vacation so score there) and I decided to sit down at my computer and get my writing on. *What you don’t know is that it’s really Tuesday night, and not Wednesday morning* which is when this post will go live. But that’s a different issue altogether right? Right.

I was talking about random acts of writing. Well, I’m taking a marketing class right now, and one of the things it talks about is planning a content schedule that will crush your goals. Do I want to crush my goals? Hells yeah! I have this template and it says publish twice, two weeks apart to get started, and then of course, build momentum from there. If you haven’t figured it out yet, this post is a random act of writing, and if you read this. KUDOS to you! I’m testing out my mad marketing skills and I’m wondering how many people have read this post? Laughed, or thought, “geesh, I just wasted x amount of time reading gobbly gook.

Thanks for reading my gobbly gook!

 

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Happy Release Day!

Happy Release Day!

Escape to Indulgences resort, where love and romance blooms. 

Eight USA Today and bestselling authors have come together to take you to Aragon Island, where you will join couples as they discover what romantic escapade the island has in store for them.

This collection includes…

MIDKNIGHT’S KISS by Victoria Zak & DL Roan. Will an unexpected fantasy ignite lasting love?

A pretend date for a wedding becomes all too real in YOURS FOR THE WEEKEND by Lana Williams.

UNDERTONES by Xyla Turner. A divorcee and wounded hero share a fantasy in paradise.

SUMMER IN PARADISE by J.D. Monroe. Two old high school friends get a second chance at love.

COWBOY IN PARADISE by Hildie McQueen. After losing the love of his life, a cowboy finds it again at Indulgences.

FRANKLIN’S HEART by Olivia Gaines. A marriage in trouble finds new life with an escape to paradise.

A GAME OF HEARTS Tigris Eden. Best friends travel to paradise for A Game of Hearts

A Game of Hearts 

Dumped by her boyfriend of three years just a few days before their anniversary and planned trip to an island paradise, a place where fantasies come true– a resort called Indulgences–Zoraida Lemes is forced to do a little soul searching, and what she discovers is not what she expected. Especially when her best friend from childhood, Mateo Vargas, expresses an interest in being more than just friends.

Now everything is up in the air. Including her friendship with Mateo.

One almost steamy night sets the two on a journey that Zoraida may or may not be ready for, but Mateo hopes she is as the two indulge their fantasy with a game of hearts.

When I first started working on this project. The only thing  I was sure of, was that Mateo and Zori were going to be friends first, before they became lovers. I talked to a good friend of mine who helped me pick out there names, and then I plotted the entire book. From beginning to end. Two friends who grew up next to each other, both wanting the same things, but at different times. When it comes time for one to stand up and make their move, well, you can only imagine what happens.

Normally when I write, I don’t have pictures to help me push through. My characters tell me what they look like, but Zori and Mateo insisted I had inspiration. It could be because this was my first official Latin couple. So I searched, I found my male, and my female, well lets just say she resembled Christina Milan, but I had to settle for a stand in, with some extra added imagination. Not saying that the picture was bad, just all wrong as far as attitude to match the body.

Zori                                                                                                                                       Mateo

 

 

 

 

Once I had my images, it became all about the two of them, dancing around one another before finally colliding. I really enjoyed writing their story, and I hope you do to! Remember, Escape to Paradise is only .99 cents but for a limited time! Below is the play list I listened to as I wrote their story.

30 Days away until you can Escape to Paradise!

30 Days away until you can Escape to Paradise!

We are 30 days out till the release of Escape to Paradise! Featuring 8 of your USA Today and bestselling authors! What do you all think of the cover? I think it’s pretty damn amazing! For those of you who have not had a chance to experience Indulgence, or you have and you want to gift a copy to your friends, now is the time! Right now you can grab your copy for just .99 cents! This is a pre-order sale!

Be sure to grab your copy! You don’t want to miss out on this special deal!  Escape to Paradise release May 16th!

Escape to Indulgences resort, where love and romance blooms. 

Eight USA Today and bestselling authors have come together to take you to Aragon Island, where you will join couples as they discover what romantic escapade the island has in store for them.

This collection includes…

MIDNIGHT’S KISS by Victoria Zak & DL Roan. Will an unexpected fantasy ignite lasting love?

A pretend date for a wedding becomes all too real in YOURS FOR THE WEEKEND by Lana Williams.

UNDERTONES by Xyla Turner. A divorcee and wounded hero share a fantasy in paradise.

SUMMER IN PARADISE by J.D. Monroe. Two old high school friends get a second chance at love.

COWBOY IN PARADISE by Hildie McQueen. After losing the love of his life, a cowboy finds it again at Indulgences.

FRANKLIN’S HEART by Olivia Gaines. A marriage in trouble finds new life with an escape to paradise.

A GAME OF HEARTS Tigris Eden. Best friends travel to paradise for A Game of Hearts

Music Musings

Music Musings

Today was an eye opener for me. I made some decisions and cemented things down.

Music soothes me. Clears my muddy brain and helps me to see things for what they really are.

I had this idea in my head that came to life as I listened to Ludovico Einaudi. I discovered him last night. And I never land on music, I was in the mood for some piano, and he was the answer to my wishes.

I gravitate towards pieces that touch me in multiple ways. I was brought to tears today as I listened to Night. It’s haunting and awe inspiring. I even plotted an entire story. *project* I love when that happens.

So I’ve been listening to him all day, loud and uncaring of who can hear it. Some would call me selfish, but I know my neighbors didn’t mind. None of them were home. LOL

It’s late now, the sound has been turned way down. I have my headphones on and I’m still reeling. I got lots done today, edits, and some pleasure reading. All under his sweet sounds. I feel better, and I know that my decisions made today were good ones. Today was a defining moment in time for me, and yes, it was his music.

That’s how powerful he is. I just wanted to share with everyone how amazing I think he is. My tastes are very eclectic as most know. But have you ever listened to an artist, and EVERY DAMN SONG was brilliant? I’ve only had the pleasure of a few artists doing that for me, and I’m happy to add Ludovico to the list!  I want to share him with you all, and I’d love to know your thoughts if you’re willing to share. If it touches you deep in a place that was a bit cloudy, and opens an expressive moment for you, then I call you my musicmate! Because that is what his music does for me. It reaches deep and tugs on my dark places exposing them to the light.