Monday, March 15, 2010

Delicious Tease Day #30: Melissa Schroeder

Today, I'm welcoming Melissa Schroeder to Love Musings. She's talking about her latest book, Conquering India: Texas Temptations #1. Remember to comment on the question of the day to be entered to win a print copy of her book, A Little Harmless Pleasure.


Caterer India Singer is getting her life on track, hoping to make it big with her new company. She doesn’t need any distractions…especially a younger man. She won't get involved with another man destined to leave her. But security expert Wade Thompson won’t take no for an answer.
Wade knows exactly what he wants and just how to get it. He’s pulling out the stops because he’s sure India’s the woman for him and his best friend and business partner, Marc Jasper. Marc isn’t too sure and tries to keep India at arm’s length. When a threat to India has her in constant contact with Marc, the lure of the curvy older woman is too much to ignore. But when both men raise the stakes and ask for more than just a fling, will India play it safe to protect her heart, or will she take another chance on love?


Wade chuckled as he rose and then moved around the bed to the nightstand. She tried to see what was happening, but Marc was there covering her body with his. He held her face in his hands and without closing his eyes, he bent his head and took her mouth. His tongue slipped in immediately, dancing along hers, tempting, teasing, driving her out of her mind. She wanted to close her eyes, ignore the intensity she saw in Marc's clear gaze, but she could not.
He slipped his hands up and speared his fingers through her hair, as he slanted his mouth, closed his eyes, and took the kiss to another level.
Every alarm bell in her body went off. Not in fear, but in pleasure. Damn, the man could kiss, could drive her insane with just his tongue. India slipped her hands up over his shoulders, trying to pull him closer. The pulse of need that both Marc and Wade had built in her morphed into something she could not seem to comprehend or control. It throbbed from her pussy and sent warmth flowing throughout her body. The craving they’d created took over every other thought.
He rolled them on the bed, so that she was on top of him. She gasped. She couldn't help it when she found herself looking down at him. His cock pulsed against her sex. Closing her eyes, she twisted her hips and felt another coating of her juices on her slit.
Wade gained the bed and moved behind her. Marc slid his hands up her torso to her breasts, playing with her nipples, caressing her flesh possessively.
"God, these are gorgeous," Marc said, as he weighed them in his hands, then pinched her nipples again.
Wade leaned over her, kissed her neck, then looked down at Marc. "And so fucking responsive. Look at those pretty nipples begging to be touched."
The dark need in both their voices spoke to her own, to an inner appetite she didn’t know she possessed. But it swamped her, rising up and taking over any fear she might have had.
Wade moved away, then she felt his finger at her puckered hole. When he first slipped it in, she teared up, the pain not so much of a shock. She felt the cool gel he had coated his finger with as he pushed past the ring of muscles and slipped all the way in.
"Christ," he said, his voice barely a whisper and filled with awe.
He added another finger, coated with gel and she shuddered as the pleasure/pain twisted through her. Marc slipped his finger over her clit, massaging it, reminding her of what was to come. Both men continued to tease her as the tension in her stomach dropped to her sex. Little shivers of delight moved over her, as the men penetrated both holes.
"I can't wait," Marc said.
India opened her eyes at the desperation she heard in his voice. In the weeks she had known him, she had come to think of him as the one in command, but at the moment, he had little of that. He reached beside him where Wade had put two condoms.
With dexterity and amazing speed, he ripped open the condom. She tried to help him put it on, but he pushed her hands away. She giggled at his frown and he looked up.
"You look so cute when you frown," she said then gasped when Wade twisted his fingers inside her anus. Tendrils of pleasure floated through her body and she moaned.
"Don't get so naughty, India," Wade said.
Marc smiled up at her. "We know just how to drive you insane before we give you satisfaction. We'll make you beg."
Question of the Day: Who's your favorite hero from a romance novel? For me, its a three or four way tie. I love Zsadist from Lover Awakened (J.R. Ward), Vane from Night Play (Sherilynn Kenyon), Dean (Natural Born Charmer) and Ian MacGregor (The MacGregor Grooms). Don't forget to comment for a chance to win A Little Harmless Pleasure.
Have a great week, everyone!


  1. My absolute fav is hero is Merrick from King of the Unblessed 'cause he is so thorny!

  2. Goodmorning,
    OMG!!! I got a link to this author a few days ago through Kris Cook's website and I said I just had to have it when I read the excerpt. Oh and I just love Vane (night play, Sherrilyn Kenyon), ACHERON (all dark-hunter novels, Sherrilyn) oh and Sin (devil may cry, Sherrilyn)and Wrath, Rage, Zsadist, Butch, Vishous,Rehvenge and Phury (even though his book pissed me off)oh and John Matthew just because, they are all J.R Ward characters. Oh I am gonna stop now or this will be to long. LOL

  3. Hi Melissa!

    This sounds like a great book, great excerpt too! :)

    My favorite hero....Wolf Mackenzie from Mackenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard! I love him, love him, love him! :)

  4. Hi Melissa ^^
    My favorite hero will always be Bit Carroway. He's the ultimate hero in my eyes. He's overcome hardship, is not arrogant, sweet, humorous, and oh i can go on *fans self*. I just die for tortured heroes and he is one of the best. ^^


  5. At the moment it's the men from the Rough Rider Series by Lorelei James.

  6. Great excerpt. Your book sounds so interesting. Would love to have it.

  7. Thanks, everyone, especially Tracy for posting this!
    Bridget, I will let Kris know. He is one of my critique partners and I love him to death:) In fact, he and Shayla Black are in the dedication of Conquering India.

  8. Great excerpt.I'd have to agree with Zsadist from Lover Awakened-J.R. Ward

  9. I seem to have a thing for Gabe's. I love Gabriel from Julie Garwood's "Saving Grace" and Gabe and from Cindy Gerard's "Show No Mercy."

  10. Has to be Roark from JD Robb's In Death series.

  11. Z for sure! I also love Wrath, but Zsadist is my favorite.

    Tracey D

  12. Hi, Melissa! One favorite is Sebastian St. Vincent from Devil in Winter--his turn-around is so complete :) And LOVE this excerpt--congrats on release day!! *must. go. buy!*

    BTW, please don't enter me--I've got A Little Harmless Pleasure in my keeper stack. :)

  13. Yes, I agree with you about Zadist. He's a favorite of, gruff, and still lovable. Also from Ward's Brotherhood, I'm obsessed with Qhuinn. I can't wait until his story comes out and we see if Blay and he do end up a pair or if there will be a trio. I also love Acheron. He went through so much and still puts himself on the line for those he cares about.

  14. I don't have one favorite but I will say that I love Linda Howard's alphas.

  15. Oh what an excerpt! Let's see my favorite hero? I gotta say Vane from Night Play! Followed by Darach Mackenzie from Nina Bang's Mackenzie Vampire series, and then Wrath and Zsadist from Dark Lover and Lover Awakened!

    Vane is so sweet and protective of his mate I wish there were two him!

  16. I like way too many hero to pick just one. I like J.R. Ward's Brotherhood heroes and J.D. Robb's Rourke from the Death Series.

  17. James Fraser from the Outlander series is my fave!

  18. I like Rhage from the Black Dagger Brotherhood and Lock from Shelly Laurenston's The Mane Squeeze. Those are the two that popped into my head when I read the question. If I stop to ponder it, a lot more come to mind, mostly shifters.

  19. I love Roarke from the J.D.Robb series also. Great excerpt and look forward to reading the story.

  20. Hi, Vane from Night Play is one of my all time favorites too.

  21. Ohh, someone mentioned one of my all time favs, Gabe from Saving Grace. I do love that book.
    I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments and to Tracy for featuring me in the Delicious Tease contest. If you do pick up India, please be sure to drop me a line and let me know how you like it.

  22. There are way to many to pick just one. I agree with you on Vane but all of Sherrilyn's heroes are fantastic. Same goes with Lora Leigh's breeds, special ops, seals.. you get the picture.
    I also love the Cajun boys from Sandra Hill, along with her Vikings. Remy was great as the wounded hero.
    I think I fall in love with each one as I read about them and always look fondly back on them.

  23. My all time favorite hero from my all time favorite Historical Romance author Diana Gabaldon is James Fraser... Jamie is a highlander, rough and ready Scot with a biting sharp wit and vulnerable side shown only to his "from the future" love Claire and daughter Brianna... I have to say that have found others in my reading travels but this character will always stand head and shoulders above the rest!!

    jackie b central texas