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16 Sep 2008

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Rocky Mountain Heat Excerpt

By Vivian Arend

Rocky Mountain Heat 2008 Vivian Arend

He looked at Jaxi again, lying in his lap so innocently. He was such an ass. Even while he wanted to break his brother’s head for trying to touch her, he had to force himself to stop from reaching to see if her skin was as soft as it looked.

She moaned and her limbs jerked, arms flailing. She struck the dash with one hand, the wheel with the other.

“Whoa, Jaxi, take it easy, hon.” He laid a restraining hand on her shoulder.

“Travis?”

“No, Slick, it’s Blake. Remember?”

Jaxi rolled over to stare at him. Her eyes were glazed and she seemed to focus on something beyond his head. Her face flushed hotter and anger flared across her face.

“Damn it, Travis, I told you I wouldn’t give you head while you drive. Pull over right now.”

Holy shit!

“Jaxi, it’s Blake… you’re sick, hon—”

“Pull the truck over now, you son of a bitch.” She forced herself to a sitting position, body weaving from side to side. “I swear, Travis Coleman, you’re going to be the death of me. Stop now or I’ll tell him.”

Tell who? Tell what?

She was yelling at him now, smacking her fists into his arm. She wasn’t hitting him hard enough to cause any pain but she was knocking herself around. Blake grabbed her with one hand, pinned her arms against him, and steered the truck and trailer off to the side of the road as quickly as possible.

“Jaxi, you’ve got to relax. It’s not Travis, it’s Blake. Ah, damn it, Slick, you are one sick little girl.”

“Yeah, well, you’re pretty sick yourself. You want to break up with me but you want one final farewell, is that it? Fine by me.”

Hell, she must have heard Travis back at the fairgrounds. Now what did he do? Try to calm her down or let Travis drown in the hole he’d dug for himself?

She threw her leg across his lap like she was jumping on a calf in the roping contest.

“This is it. You hear me? As of tomorrow we’re not a couple anymore and you can go fuck whoever you want without me around as a decoy. I’ve had enough of the pretending.” While she spoke her hands slipped the buckle on his belt in one smooth motion and Blake jerked. He scrambled for her wrists, trying to catch her, trying to stop her as she dragged down his zipper and dipped her hands into his jeans.

They were pinned between the back of the bench and the steering wheel. It was the only reason she got her fingers into the fly of his boxer briefs where, against his will, his erection rose to meet her.

He wasn’t getting excited because it was Jaxi, just because it was a female wrapping her fingers around his thickening girth and pulling him free into the warm afternoon air. That’s what he tried to tell himself. It wasn’t because this was Jaxi and Blake had dreamed of this for longer than he wanted to admit.

No, it was strictly an automatic male reaction. He wasn’t the kind of asshole to sit and let his brother’s feverish, soon to be ex-girlfriend give him a hand job at the side of the road. He wasn’t such a jerk he’d actually try to justify letting her keep touching him for a couple more seconds because it was the best thing he’d ever felt in his life, her soft hands running up and down the length of his now fully engaged cock.

And then he realized he didn’t quite know how to stop her. He didn’t want to talk and have her suddenly become aware of what she was doing to him, Blake, and not Travis as she imagined. He couldn’t reach to open the door and every time he tried to grab her wrists she swore and jerked harder, sending jolts of fire up his already sensitized nerve-endings. Stopping her that way might have a permanent impact on his ability to ever have sex again.

He was going to burn in hell forever for this one.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any treatment may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

15 Sep 2008

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Reign it in or Step it Up?

By Vivian Arend

I’ve come to the conclusion there are NOT enough hours in a day.

I can’t do it all.

Of course, what ‘I’ want to do and what needs to be done are not lining up properly to my way of thinking. And since I’m the Queen of bursts of enthusiasm I WANT to do whatever I’m doing to the n-th degree.

I want to have 12 stories all out there NOW. I want to have stories in with my editor at Samhain and try to write for other markets as well. I want to set up a website, find people to read my WIP, find a group of other writers I can relate to and visit with, find ways to promote…

But there’s not enough time and I’m going to have to watch I don’t burn out or burn up the house with negligence. I’m still homeschooling the kids. We have a new puppy, I have a husband I’d like to keep. I have a body to keep in shape…

So I need to figure out how to enjoy the journey without wrecking the boat! Balance. I’m not going to be able to cruise chatrooms and blogs for hours a day. Not now.

So I need to pick my ‘gotta do’s’ a little better.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your remedy.

12 Sep 2008

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Feeling the love…

By Vivian Arend

I think I’ve got the cowboy story beginning figured out. I know where they are suppose to go but all of a sudden the heroine jumped the hero, about 25 pages before she was supposed to.

Makes writing a trifle difficult when the characters take over like that. Well, easy, but difficult. The words keep coming- that’s the easy part, but they have to be at least somewhat logical and coherent to the whole story…

That’s the hard part.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile disfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any treatment may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

11 Sep 2008

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The Next Step

By Vivian Arend

Got to do the ‘next step’ on my coming soon story, ‘Wolf Signs’.

I got the Art Form to fill out and -lol- I had to go back to read my own work to find some of the answers. I guess I’ve been writing too much in the meantime!

I couldn’t remember how old my hero/ine were. I knew what they looked like, mostly. Realized I managed to write the whole story without once referring to how big the heroine’s boobs are.

Yeah, me! Obviously breast size is not an issue around here. 🙂

I did have to write down that any clothing that makes it onto the cover has to be backcountry gear. No jeans, no leather.

No lace or thongs for poor little Robyn.(I guess the cover won’t be one of the really racy ones!) In fact all she gets to wear while being undressed for her honeymoon is an old sport bra.

I’m so mean…

I’m really curious to see what they come up with for a cover.The art department at Samhain does such fantastic work, but I’m still crossing my fingers on this one. The cover can make a big difference in how I get picked up this first time around.

Exciting to get to do another step on the way to being published.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

10 Sep 2008

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Rocky Moutain Heat

By Vivian Arend

 

New story in the works (Yes, thank you, I am insane) Trying to make a December 1st deadline on this one for a Cowboy Anthology.

I grew up in Calgary, I should be able to write a Cowboy story, right?

And, yes, I do know how to ride a horse.

Copyright 2008 Viv Arend

Excerpt from Chapter One
(note- Jaxi currently 18, Travis 19, Blake 25)

Calgary Stampede, July

“Damn, are you sure you can’t last a little longer, Jaxi?” Travis looked away quickly but she’d spotted the disappointment in his eyes. The annoyance as well.

She leaned her head against the door of the stall, the familiar scent of the horses nearby doing nothing to ease the pain rippling through her head and gut. She felt like the bottom of the horse stall and there was no way she could just fake her way through anymore of the evening. “Travis, I’m sorry, but I have to go home.”

“But we’ve bought tickets for the grandstand show tonight, and—”

“Why are you two still here? I thought you were headed back out onto the fairgrounds. The showings are already done for all our stock.” Blake’s deep voice cut into her head, stilling part of the pounding. She opened her eyes and peered through the pain to see the concern in his eyes.

“Ahhh, Jaxi’s being a wuss and wants to cut out early.”

“Jaxi? A wuss? Get real, Travis.” Blake tugged on her arm and pulled her closer to him. There were other people walking past them, checking the animals on display in the livestock Pavilion of the Stampede Grounds. A low murmur of voices and the content sounds of the animals filled the oversized building. Blake’s hand rose to cover her forehead and she caught her breath.

In spite of feeling like a mule had kicked her, his touch had its usual effect on her. She dropped her eyes from his and bit her lip. He wasn’t supposed to be able to make her feel this way. She was going out with Travis and big brother Blake was firmly off limits.

“Damn, she’s burning up. Jaxi, why didn’t you say you weren’t feeling well? You guys could have come down another day. Stampede lasts until Sunday.” Blake’s face folded into a frown.

“Travis wanted to come today. And so did the others. I was fine until after lunch. I guess I should have just stayed home.” Jaxi said, wrapping her arms around herself to hold in the shivers that were threatening to surface. Pulling herself further from his body and the temptation to just lean into him and let him hold her close.

“Travis can take you home in my truck and I’ll stay and drive—”

“But I want to stay for the show. The whole gang is here and I don’t want to leave…” Travis’ voice trailed off. Blake had given him the head nod that meant he wanted to talk privately.

Jaxi sat down dizzily on a nearby bale, holding herself as still as possible in the hopes she’d be able to keep her stomach intact. Their voices quieted but she could still hear them clearly, even as Blake dragged Travis away from her down the length of the main barn of the Exhibition Grounds.

“She’s your girlfriend and she’s sick. I’d think that you’d want to take her home, not take off and hang with your friends. Come on, Travis, do the right thing for a change.”

“Hell, Blake, it’s just that… it’s the first time in a long time that all the rest of my friends have made it out for the Stampede, since a lot of them have been going to school and getting jobs here in Calgary. Plus things haven’t been so hot with Jaxi lately and… I was planning breaking up with her soon anyway… and it just seems like a pain in the butt for me to have to leave when everyone else is sticking around and having a good time and I have to go home and then not even get any…”

Jaxi bit her lip. So that was the other shoe dropping. Travis had enough of her not ‘putting out’ for him. Her stomach rolled.

Oh hell, she really was going to be sick. She stumbled over to the nearest empty stall, forced open the door and threw up on the dirty straw stacked in the back corner. If she was going to make a mess she’d be polite enough to do it where no one else would have extra work to do.

“Ah shit, she got sick,” Travis whined.

A solid thumping sound was followed by more complaining. “What the hell was that for, Blake?”

The contempt in Blake’s voice was thick enough to cut. “I pushed you because if I slugged you Ma would give me heck. At least until I explained why and I don’t want to have that conversation with her. Damn it, Travis, Jaxi’s sick and you’re whining about not getting any? You’re an ass.

“I’ll take her home, I have to drive some of the stock home anyway. You can drive the old pickup home after the show, there’s room for all your crew that come up with us to town. But, Travis, I’m warning you. You’re now designated driver. You drink more than one beer between now and getting home I’ll take you apart for more than being a shit to Jaxi.”

The soft sound of footsteps approached. The door of the stall swung open and Jaxi swayed slightly as she tried to wipe her mouth and stand up without falling back down. Blake was staring down at her from his six foot plus height, anger tingeing his face, but she knew she wasn’t the one that put it there.

He’d take care of her. Just like always.

“Ah, Jaxi. You’re always the one being strong, aren’t you? And it’s always Travis giving you shit. Come on, Slick, let’s get you home.”

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any curing may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

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