Sunday, November 25, 2012

Best Laid Plans by Elaine Raco Chase: Spotlight



Take a trip back to 1983. There was no TSA and people smoked on airplanes. (The airplane scene actually happened to me and the nun!)

This was New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina – a place I fell in love with and visited a half-dozen times. Alas, some of the restaurants I knew are no longer in business and menu prices certainly have changed.

Fashion – is still fashion! The styles come and go, but somehow are reborn again and again.

While it was a sensuous romance when it was first published, it was fun to amp things up!

Meet Amanda Wyatt – she had an eight year plan and accomplished so much more. Attractive, talented, she was a success whether she was designing high fashion or running her own elegant shop in New Orleans. And she had a friend with benefits relationship with –

Lucas Crosse, her lawyer and the brother she never had for twelve years. He knew her intimately - well almost. Now, he's decided he wants that, too. And he's ready to fight for Amanda with –

Wade Lloyd. He entered Amanda's life by accident. Now he wants to be a permanent fixture. But can he handle her success? Can he handle Amanda? Can he handle her friendship with Lucas Crosse?

As for Amanda – she has choices to make. A new, exciting love? Or a best friend whose benefits she's begun to dream about.
This book is for mature audiences 17+ only

Warning! Explicit Language. For 18+ Mature Readers ONLY  

Her ancient cut-offs emphasized rounded buttocks and long, slender legs; the sleeveless cotton shirt was tied under full breasts to reveal a flat midriff and the delicate muscles that rippled along graceful, bare arms.

"Lucas-" Amanda's voice jarred his musings, his fork skidded against the syrup-slick plate, sending two squares of golden toast bread slopping onto the counter. "Sorry," she said and grimaced, turning her attention back to loading the dishwasher.

Her busy figure drew him like a magnet. His dark gaze flowed along her erogenous terrain, devouring each curve and soft swell. Hazel eyes traced the sinuous sweep of spine, the arched derriere and the firm thighs.

The pulse in his throat began to pound and grow, his breathing came rapid and shallow. The erotic atmosphere created by his mind began building tension again. His cock pushed hard against the zipper on his jeans. He desired her as a man desires a woman. While Lucas knew Amanda's mind, he had little knowledge of her body. Suddenly that was what he craved most. He wanted more. More than holiday kisses. More than casual hand-holding and brother-sister tussles.

He was anxious to taste and explore every inch of her. His tongue wanted to start its sensual tasting by outlining her full lips then dipping inside her mouth. From there he would blaze a slow nibbling trail down her neck, across her gorgeous breasts to suck the hardened peaks that were highlighted by the light cotton covering of her T-shirt. Oh, yeah, he knew he could spend hours lightly biting, licking, sucking those nipples. Before moving lower to taste and torment her clit with both tongue and fingers.

He'd take his time. It would be all about her. He'd make her forget any other man. And he knew there had been damn few. But he was determined to be the last. He'd make sure of that.


Elaine Raco Chase is the award-winning author of seventeen paperback novels with over 3 million books in print. She is published in 25 countries and 15 languages.

As a romance writer, Chase has won two sales awards for top romance novels of the year, Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic suspense, and the Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Award for writing excellence. Her non-fiction debut Amateur Detectives – A Writer’s Guide was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christie Award.

Elaine was past President of Sisters in Crime International, a charter member of Romance Writers of America and a registered lecturer for Poets and Writers.

She currently teaches a variety of writing courses.

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1 comment:

Elaine Raco said...

Laurie - thank you so much for hosting me & Best Laid Plans - which is FREE today for everyone.

Your blog is gorgeous - Happy Holidays!

Elaine Raco Chase