I am welcoming Kathryn Lively to my blog today, part of the SEXY TO GO, Volume 10 boxed set. And now she will take over the conversation….
Thanks for joining me today! I am thrilled to show off the cover of the latest SEXY TO GO box set, for Volume 10! My contribution is the fifth part of my serialized romance, “Geek Overboard.” I anticipate completing the story in the next installment of Sexy To Go, if not in two installments. We are getting to a critical point in the story and things are getting hot at sea!
I’ve been asked if Geek Overboard will be released on its own, and that is the plan in the future. When I do, though, I will expand the story to bring in more of the supporting characters so you can see others get their happily ever afters, too.
This is the first time I have attempted a serial, and I must say it’s been an enlightening experience as a writer. I don’t know if I will do so again on this scale. I may try a few three-part stories in the future. We’ll see where inspiration takes me. Enjoy this reveal and preview!
About Geek Overboard
Natalie can’t tell a Wookie from a Dalek, and when her boyfriend ditches her on a sci-fi convention cruise she gets a crash course in geekdom. Luckily there’s a handsome man at the ship’s pool to cure her boredom.
Colin Dawson, Daws to friends and fans, doesn’t mind playing third-tier celebrity at a fan event, but welcomes a boost to his public image, and career. Maybe if people believed he’s turned over a new leaf and married a pretty lady…
Natalie could get used to playing the role of celebrity wife, but when Colin’s fans and a popular entertainment blogger want details of her life with her new “husband” it gets sticky. Who knew a fake relationship was so much work?
About Part Five
What happens on the Atlantic Princess stays…or does it? Natalie and Daws enjoy rocking the boat, but what happens when it docks?
“What are you thinking about?” he asked. “You got all serious there for a second.”
Natalie gripped the arms of the lounger. Just contemplating if this will support the both of us. “I was wondering about that couple from the con, getting married on this ship.”
He nodded and reclined back, looking at the stars.
“It’s always interesting to hear how people meet, and where they get married. I met Karl at a bar. He’d gone there for a trivia night thing, and I met some co-workers after a long day.” At the moment, however, her recall of the evening faded. What exactly about him attracted her enough to give up her phone number?
“I bet that couple met at one of these things,” she added. “They’re secure in their love and share the same interests. I don’t think they’d get hitched at a science fiction convention otherwise.”
She startled at the sudden touch of Daws’s hand on hers again. He smiled at her, his bright eyes heavy-lidded and lending him a sleepy, sexy look. She could easily wake up next to that smile.
“Is that your heart’s desire?” he asked. “To marry one day?”
“If it happens, that’s great. I’d be happy with a soul mate to stay with me, though.” Somebody like you…she let the thought settle in her mind and mingle with the last lingering touch of margarita. Before she realized it, she was squeezing his hand and tugging him closer.
What brought this on? She couldn’t blame this on drink—she felt totally in charge of her faculties. Blame it on the moonlight, the gentle hum of ship slicing through the ocean, the idea of a romantic and sexy fling out in the open. It had ticked her off when they were interrupted the last time they fooled around, but at the same time the prospect of getting caught in the act thrilled her.
What if they started doing it, right here on the lounger, and somebody walked past? Sheena might freak and run off, Steve and Frida might ask to join in on the fun. The crew couldn’t very well evict them, right? Put them in cruise jail?
“You’re not thinking about science fiction weddings anymore, are you?” Daws teased.
She smiled and held up his hand for a moment, studying his large fingers and twining them with hers. He flexed and brushed them against her skin, then shook free to stroke the side of her face. “Come here,” he whispered.
He scooted to the edge of his lounger, eased it all the way down, and reclined on his side, inviting her to lie against him. The thick vinyl straps groaned under their weight, but they settled in nicely for a long, deep kiss. Daws supported her close to him, palming her backside with one hand while the other snaked around her waist.
She pulled back a moment for a breath before slanting her mouth back over his. The tang of citrus and the smoky residue of bacon assaulted her senses as much as the stiffness nudging her thighs excited her. She draped a leg over his hip to bring him in tighter, all the while regretting the eventual end of this tryst before it got interesting. She definitely hadn’t bothered to carry protection—how could she with no pockets on her shorts? He’d find no condom indentation in her badge holder, either, so unless he had an emergency rubber in his wallet they were sunk.
To celebrate, I’m giving away a copy of my other box set contribution, FALLING IN LOVE, to one commenter on this post. I’ll gift through Amazon so you can download the book easily.
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