Thank you Maureen and Just Paranormal Romance for hosting me today. I’m absolutely thrilled to do the cover reveal for my debut paranormal romance, SPIRITED (A Tidewater Novel). I’m absolutely in love with this cover and I hope everyone who sees is too.
Spirited is the first novel in the brand-new Tidewater Series.
What does a cop investigating a string of jewelry robberies have to do with a psychic florist and a mischievous ghost? Humor, suspense and a psychic love-connection!
Here’s a quick excerpt. This scene takes place right after Jules, our heroine returning home from a costume party quite literally stumbles into the bedroom window of her sexy new neighbor.
When Seth’s eyes focused, he pinched the bridge of his nose.
The hooker—she had to be a hooker—wore knee-high black patent leather stiletto boots, a black mini-skirt that could have doubled as a headband, and a leather bustier. Her legs were long and lean and covered in fishnet stockings. And the swell of her breasts were in a word…succulent. Her short, straight midnight-colored hair was too dark to be real. The woman personified sex, as was her obvious intention. But her green eyes made his pulse thrum.
They were astonishing, as if emeralds were cut and layered around the pupils. The most beautiful eyes he’d ever seen, in spite of the appallingly thick black eyeliner surrounding them.
And strawberries? God, she smelled like strawberries. His mouth actually watered.
Attracted to a hooker. I’ve sunk so low.
Chalking it up to his sexual drought, he focused on dealing with the handcuffed home invader thrashing around on his bed. He tried to shove his sidearm into his shoulder holster before remembering he was shirtless. Stomping over to the bedside table, he yanked open the drawer, and dropped the gun in.
He hoped she’d think the heat creeping up his cheeks was from anger instead of embarrassment. Folding his arms across his chest, he asked, “Do you have any idea where you are?”
Jules sat dumbfounded in the bedroom of a Greek god. He had espresso brown eyes, curly black hair, a long nose that had probably been broken a time or two, and a sexy, dimpled chin. His tan, muscular body was covered by a chest full of springy hair that begged to be touched. Dang! He even smelled good, like soap and the salty Tidewater air.
Ohmigawd, he’s a walking condom commercial.
He scowled at her, waiting for an answer. Although to save her life she couldn’t think of anything. Where was she? More importantly, what was she doing here? Then a mental switch flipped and it all became clear.
That freaking ghost! Jules couldn’t very well tell a cop she stumbled into his apartment because a ghost made her do it.
SPIRITED (A Tidewater Novel) from Penguin Books comes out March 4, 2014 but is available for pre-order now.
Today and tomorrow, www.justparanormalromance.com is running a raffle to give away an Advanced Reader Copy and a couple of other prizes. And entering is incredibly easy. For each option chosen in Rafflecopter, another entry (or two or three) goes into the mix.
Now, I have a question for you…
If you could have a psychic ability what would it be? (Entering your answer in the comment below wins you an extra entry!)
Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! And thank you again, Just Paranormal Romance, for having me here today.
Mary Behre could never say which kind of story she liked more, paranormal, mysteries or romances. So it only made sense that she combined all three in her books. Her debut novel, SPIRITED, is the first in the Tidewater Series. Stories with humor suspense and a psychic love-connection. When not writing in her closet/office, she can be found hanging out with the most important men her life, her family.