I'm really excited to reveal my very first cover of my very first book! It arrived in my email last night! I love the new design for season two of Corbin's Bend! The Autumn colors are gorgeous! Without further ado........here it is!
Arms filled to brimming with client files, Violet stumbled into the house. She kicked the door shut behind her with the back of her high heel. Tripping forward, she aimed for the nearest flat surface where she dumped everything in a heap. Success. Not waiting another second to slip out of her heels, she flung them off in the general direction of the entryway closet. The cold ceramic floor soothed her aching feet bringing blessed relief. She glanced up at the wrought iron wall clock. Ten o’clock already! Her stomach grumbled in protest. Trying to assuage her angry stomach she padded barefooted into the kitchen to dig up something for dinner.
Her eye caught on the cabernet beside the stove. Wine first then dinner, she decided, popping the cork off of the open bottle to pour her favorite red wine. Pausing to allow the aroma to hit her olfactory receptors, she felt instant relaxation. She took a slow sip before she turned to pop some leftovers into the microwave.
The faint ring of her cell phone came from the mound of belongings she had just dumped on the table. Running over, she dug through the pile until she realized her purse had been knocked under the table. Grabbing it, she tunneled through her purse, finding her phone at last at the very bottom. “Hello,” she answered, panting and gasping for air.
Her childhood friend Everleigh’s curious voice sounded on the line, “Um, did I catch you in the middle of a marathon or something? A pregnant pause and then, “Oh shit! I didn’t interrupt you in the middle of um, extra-curricular activities, did I?”
Violet laughed heartily. “No, Ever, there’s virtually no chance of that. So ease your worried mind.” She chuckled some more as she caught her breath. “I literally just walked in the door and lost my phone in the mad dash to get out of my heels.”
“Woman, do you ever rest? Two hours until midnight and you’re just getting home?” Ever asked, incredulous. “I’m exhausted just thinking about your schedule.”
“What? This is normal for me,” she admitted.
“I know, which is why I’m calling so late. You don’t think I call my other friends at this hour do you?”
“Um, I’m guessing no,” Violet responded as the microwave beeped to indicate dinner was ready. She pulled it out and took it to the couch to settle in.
“Actually, I called because I have some really good news,” her friend said excitement bursting from her.
Violet pulled the throw blanket off the back of the couch and tucked it around her. “Awesome, do tell.”
“I just got news that Corbin’s Bend has agreed to put on a huge art fair. I got it approved today.”
“That’s amazing news!” she gushed along with her friend. “How did you pull that off?” she asked, having no doubt that if anyone could it was Ever.
“It is, and I’m ecstatic! I’ve envisioned this since I first moved here and put feelers out not long after that in hopes to garner interest,” Ever continued breathless in her excitement. “I’ve already sparked the attention of several nationally known artists who will be coming to put on demonstrations and have booths of their own.” Excitement bubbled over in her voice. “I wasn’t sure if there would be enough community support, but everyone seems to be on board.”
“Holy smokes, girl! This really is going to be huge isn’t it? It sounds like you are completely in your element.”
“Yes, it is and that’s why I need your help,” she said. “Between the two of us we have the knowhow and the history to make this festival a real success,” Ever rushed on, not allowing her to get one word in edgewise. Violet picked little red balls of fabric from the blanket as she listened. “Besides,” Ever went on, “Rob’s going to be gone on that business trip overseas, so the timing could not be more perfect for the two of us to get together and do what we’ve always done best. Violet, dust off some of your old artwork and come enjoy something you haven’t in a long time. It will be like old times,” Ever appealed. “You are so talented. I want to show you off. It’s been so long since you’ve done anything creative and I know you need a break. Plus I miss you,” she rambled. “This is the perfect time for you to come up and visit me.”
Memories swirled inside her head. Violet and Ever had grown up together, living and breathing art. In fact, they had headed up a city beautification project enlisting art students and professionals alike to take part in their project. In their senior year of high school they had even helped head up a committee working toward building an art district for the city nearby. It had been a huge success and she was sure that was what Everleigh was referring to.
But times had changed. While Everleigh has gone on to make art a career, with tremendous pressure from her mom and a failed relationship her first year in college, Violet had traded her paint brushes for a briefcase and went corporate instead. Anxiety curled in her gut. Did she even have it anymore? She had not picked up a paint brush in years.
A Brush of Violet
Genre: DD/spanking erotic romance
Series: Corbin's Bend
High powered business woman, Violet Walker, has long left her artistic days behind. That is until her best friend, Everleigh Harris, invites her to Corbin's Bend for an art festival. What Everleigh doesn't know is that Violet hasn't been able to paint a single brush stroke since turning her back on her submissive desires and spanking needs in college. When she meets charismatic and drop dead gorgeous Charles her world is turned completely upside down. Will Violet, overworked, burnt out, and in denial of her deepest wants and desires, be able to surrender when love knocks on her door?
Charles Robinson, President of the discipline Board in Corbin’s Bend and longtime resident, adores the community he lives in and the freedom it provides for all who live there. Raised in a traditional family; love and discipline are a way of life for him. There’s nothing he wants more than a marriage just like his parents where spanking and romance go hand in hand, even if that means holding out for true love. Is Violet just the kind of woman he’s looking for?
Will Violet risk the life she’s built for herself in blood, sweat, and tears for the undeniable connection she has with Charles, the utter bliss and contentment she feels when she’s over his lap? Can Charles convince Violet she really can have it all? Will this trip be just what she needs to rekindle all that she has lost since joining the corporate world?
Coming November 2014