By Cat.Johnson On Sep 18 2012, 8:02 am
As an author, I know I anticipate release day. But what's amazing, and heart warming, is seeing my readers get excited too. One reader put in with her job in advance to take today off, just so she could stay home and read FLANKED, my new cowboy release. That's dedication and I couldn't be more thrilled that cowboy lovers are as happy about my new Studs in Spurs release as I am.
Now, I only hope Flanked lives up to the hype! Reviews have been good, including from RT Book Reviews who gave it 4 stars and called it "Smart, sassy and intensely sexy". I certainly can't ask for more than that.
How about an excerpt to whet your appetite–just in case you got stuck going to work today and have to wait to read the rest.
Copyright © 2012 Cat Johnson
All rights reserved — a Samhain Publishing, Ltd. publication
“You guys dressed?” Aaron’s voice came through the door.
“Yup. Come on in.” Skeeter jumped up from the bed and actually wet his hand with his tongue and ran it over his hair. Garret shook his head and waited for the door to open to see what, or rather who, had Skeeter acting like this.
He didn’t have long to wait. Aaron and—holy crap—his hot-as-hell sister were in the doorway the next moment and Garret understood why the Aussies had run off the road when they got a look at her. If she looked this hot standing in a cheap hotel room, he could only imagine what she looked like straddling a Harley. Her thighs spread wide. The powerful machine between them.
Garret glanced at Skeeter to make sure the kid wasn’t watching his reaction since he was pretty sure his jaw had dropped when he saw her. He needn’t have worried because Skeeter only had eyes for her.
From the top of her head to the tips of her black biker boots, this chick was so not what Garret had expected. Her short dark hair, cut to frame her heart-shaped face, was tousled and messy, likely from the helmet. It made her appear as if she’d just rolled out of bed, but in a sexy rather than sleepy way. Then there were the black leather pants that stretched across her wide hips while pinching in at her tiny waist. He mentally willed her to turn around because he was sure the back view of her ass in those snug pants would be even better than the front view.
Aaron brought her a step farther into the room. He glanced at his sister, not that Garret could see any resemblance between this babe and dorky Aaron, but whatever. “This is Garret and Skeeter.” Aaron pointed to each in turn. “And this is my sister S—”
“Silver.” She didn’t let Aaron finish. Rather, she took a step forward and extended her hand to Skeeter.
When she could finally get her hand back from Skeeter, who pumped it happily while grinning, she stepped to Garret. Silver had a good firm grasp to go along with her other firm assets, both front and back—but they were all attached to a fellow rider’s sister. He had to keep that in mind.
Garret stoically kept his gaze off her leather-clad legs and her cleavage peeking out of the top of her shirt and instead noticed her violet-blue eyes, the color so unbelievably intense he frowned. “Are those colored contact lenses?”
“Uh, no. All mine, just like his.” She laughed and hooked a thumb in Aaron’s direction.
“Oh. Yeah. Um, nice to meet you.” Crap. A girl’s eyes could be his downfall, even without the rest of the package being so enticing. Garret glanced over and saw Aaron frowning at him, and noticed he did have almost the same color eyes. Funny Garrett had never noticed that before, or how angry Aaron could look when his dark brows pulled down low and unhappily over his eyes. Shit, time to change the subject. “Uh, so we all going out now or what?”
Aaron screwed up his mouth. “Maybe. And maybe Silver and I will just hang here. Maybe she’s tired.”
“I’m not tired. I’m up for anything.”
“Great.” Skeeter stepped forward, looking excited at the prospect. “Where are we going?”
Now that Skeeter had a fake ID so he could get into bars that required proof of twenty-one or over, he was always up for a night out. But Garret had a feeling it wasn’t the prospect of going out that had Skeeter excited tonight. It was definitely Silver. The kid hadn’t taken his eyes off her or stopped smiling since she’d arrived in the room. If Skeeter had been a puppy, his tail would be wagging.
Aaron raised a brow. “Don’t get too excited. Choices around here are pretty slim. It’ll probably be an early night.”
Garret wasn’t sure if the warning tone in Aaron’s voice was for him or Skeeter, or both.
“We’ll find somewhere, I’m sure. I’m just gonna go change. Be right back.” Silver turned, waltzing that heart-shaped ass through the door between their bedrooms.
When she disappeared from view, Garret could finally wrestle his focus back, though the memory of those rounded leather-clad globes of hers remained. He realized the room had gone very quiet. He glanced at Skeeter and found him looking dazed. Then he dared a look at Aaron and found his face screwed up into a scowl.
“I’ll go get my keys.” With one more unhappy-looking glance sent in their direction, Aaron turned and went back to his room, slamming the connecting door shut behind him.
“Told ya sisters are off limits.” Garret looked at Skeeter.
“He’ll get over it.” Skeeter shrugged and turned toward his duffle bag. “Maybe I should change clothes before we go out.”
Garret shook his head at Skeeter, knowing exactly why he was reconsidering what he was wearing. That reason was currently in the next room peeling leather off her hot little body.
"Smart, sassy and intensely sexy, this fifth installment in the Studs in Spurs series is unbridled entertainment from start to finish. Combining a charmingly earnest hero and an admirably strong, no-nonsense heroine leads to chemistry that's both surprising and engrossing." RT Book Reviews
, 4 Stars
"Readers will be inspired to find the first four books in the series." Library Journal Reviews
"a smoking hot book that I couldn't put down" A Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
"plenty of hot action and amazing chemistry" The Book Reading Gals, Rated: A
The Studs in Spurs Series Reading Order