Where the Happily Ever Afters Are Always In Color

12 Days Bug

Hello and welcome to my contribution to the 12 Days of Christmakwanzaka blog hop. 12 Days of Holiday themed romantic goodness. Thank you to Alyssa Cole and Julia Kelly for putting this all together and including lil old me. Click their names to check out the other contributions to the HOP!

I decided to add a little more to Grant and Violet’s story. Even if you haven’t read FIT, you can check this little Christmas diddy out to see where Grant and Violet are now before you go back to see where they started. Happy Holidays!!

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(or FIT part 3.5)

“Luuuuucy! I’m home!”

Violet looked up from her tablet as her boyfriend/Dominant bounded through the door, his arms loaded with bags. She didn’t exactly look at him, she glared. She was not in the mood for Grant’s cheery bullshit. Christmas was two days away, but the Christmas spirit had been sucked right out of her.

She’d broken her ankle in the stupidest way, dancing on the stairs at her latest wrap party. Producing Chef Masters had been an absolute nightmare. So many divas, so many problems, little and huge, but it was the holidays. They’d wrapped under budget and her boss had suggested they throw a huge party for all the crew and production staff that had worked for them throughout the year. It was Violet’s time to cut loose.

In line with her plan to drop some weight, she’d cut back significantly on her junk food and alcohol intake. She’d lost a few pounds and turned herself into a lightweight who could barely handle more than two drinks. Another thing she hadn’t planned on? Landing herself a new man in the form of her personal trainer.

Things had changed a lot between them in the last eight months, professionally and personally. Grant still trained her, free of charge of course, but their relationship had grown intense. He introduced her to his kinks and the world of BDSM, shown her a true submissive side of herself that had been laying dormant, waiting for the right man to tap into her needs and wants. She loved Grant with all her heart as her boyfriend and Dominant and that’s why she was so bummed when he couldn’t make it to her wrap party. He had to fly home to help his parents with something that turned out to be minor. But Violet still sulked and drank herself stupid. So stupid she danced herself right off a flight of stairs and broke her ankle. A girl her size had no business walking in heels that high and definitely no business dancing in them like a drunken burlesque girl.

She’d planned to spend Christmas in Los Angeles with Grant instead of back home in Connecticut with her family. What she didn’t plan for was spending her whole hiatus in Grant’s condo with her leg in cast.

Poor Grant was trying his best though. He went out and bought a huge tree. Decorated seventy percent of it by himself when Violet got tired of standing with her crutches. Every morning when she woke up she found a couple more presents under said tree, meaning he’d wrapped them while she’d been asleep and just the idea of that made her want to cry, it was so cute.

He’d even gotten festive collars for his dog, Max and his cat, Bill. Whenever the TV wasn’t on, Christmas music was playing through his surround system. He actually had pretty thorough and varied collection, but Violet couldn’t find herself in the Christmas mood. She had something to tell Grant. Something she’d discovered while she was being tended to in the ER. Only her best friend Faye knew, but she had to tell him soon.

Grant dumped the bags on the counter and the floor then stood in all his Scandinavian god glory and smiled at her. “Don’t you all get up at once.”

Violet ignored the way that smile made her pussy clench and glanced at Max on the couch beside her. The massive Rottweiler gave Grant a cursory look then went back to sleep. Bill was probably asleep on the bed.

“I think everyone’s in chill mode.”

“I’m seeing that, Miss Ryan.”

She watched as he crossed the room. He was too gorgeous. Tall and blond with a thick gold and red beard, and muscles and muscles for days. Oh and the tattoos. Violet ignored the skip her heart beat tried to pull and set down her tablet. She wasn’t too cranky to tilt up her head when he leaned down to kiss her.

“How are you feeling?” he asked when their lips parted. Another shiver to ignore as he stroked her hair.

“Okay. Just a little achy. I feel like my ass is spreading out mostly.”

“You’re not gonna get any complaints from me in that department.” Violet had lost around thirty pounds since they met. She had a lot more to go, but Grant always made it clear that her loved her body in whatever state it was in. Even if she had a bum leg.

He kissed her again before going back to the kitchen. “I got my mom’s Christmas cookie recipe so I’m baking today, sister. And I got few other surprises for you too.”

“Oh yeah? You fix that time machine so I can go back and unbreak this ankle?”

“Not even close, but I think you’ll like it. You want your one of your surprises now?”

Violet shrugged. “Sure.”

“Okay. I’ll be right back.” He grabbed one of the bigger bags off the floor and walked toward the bedroom, singing along with the Stevie Wonder song that was playing through speakers. That made Violet smile. He had a voice like an angel.

She tried to get back into her e-book, but now that Grant was home she was too restless to focus. She stood and hobbled to the kitchen and started putting away the groceries. She was almost finished when the sound of Grant stomping back into the room forced her to look up.

“HO HO HO! How do I look?”

Her boyfriend was standing there in a full Santa costume complete with a fake beard and a huge bulk of padding around his middle. Violet almost choked. “Um, you look festive. And oddly sexy. Am I supposed to be attracted to Santa?”

“I don’t see why not. He’s a big, strapping man. Cares about kids, knows how to direct an army of elves. A lot of women find that type of power attractive.”

Violet held on to the counter as she looked him up and down. He’d included Santa’s signature white gloves. “So is this for me or…?”

“It’s for you. You said you missed your window to get your picture taken at the mall with Santa.”

“Yeah, I’m not battling a sea of kids and stressed out parents in this cast.”

“So take pictures with your own private Santa.” Grant came toward her, slipping a large hand under the hem of her shirt. It was a challenge to keep her eyes open. “And I thought we could do a little role playing. You can tell Santa how nice and how naughty you’ve been, and Santa can dole out presents or punishments accordingly.”

Violet was definitely wet now. They hadn’t had sex since he’s gotten back from Florida. She was still shaken up from her tumble and he was just worried about her getting better. Sex hadn’t come up, until now.

“What do you say?”

“Yes.”

“Tell me your safe words.”

Violet did close her eyes then as a shiver rippled over her body. She had no clue how Grant did it, slipped so easily from being this sweet, silly doof of a guy to being one of the sexiest, commanding men she’d ever met, but every time all it took was a simple change in his voice, a look, a touch or a few simple words and she was right there with him, ready to go and more than willing to submit.

She looked back up into his deep blue eyes. “Yellow if I need you to pull back and Red if I need you to stop.”

“Good girl. Now, why don’t you step into Santa’s workshop.”

Violet shrieked as Grant scooped her up and carried her over to his oversized rocking chair beside the couch. At first Violet thought it was a weird thing for a single man to have in his living room, but the piece of furniture had worked its way into a lot of their games. It might get a lot of use in other ways, down the road.

When they were situated Grant pulled out his phone and started snapping pictures of the two of them. Some were intentionally sweet. He pulled down the beard for a few so you could actually see his face and then they took a couple silly shots. Violet stuck her finger up his nose in one and her tongue in his mouth for another. Her favorites ended up being of the one of them sharing a simple kiss and the one where Grant is licking her face.

“So tell me, Violet. What do you want for Christmas?”

Violet let out a light sigh even though her mind was racing. I want to stop being a scared ass and just tell you. I want you to be happy. I want you to tell me you want this because I think I do. I want you tell me it’s going to be okay, that I’m not ruining my career. That this will work.

“I think I just want you, Santa.”

“You think?”

“I know.”

“You should show me.”

“Switch seats with me, please.”

“Not a problem.” Grant stood and gently deposited Violet into the rocking chair. She went right for the large belt. Grant caught on and tossed the pillow he had against his stomach then started unbuttoning the jacket, revealing his tight abs under his tank top.

Violet pulled his huge cock out of his boxers and went right to sucking it. She loved the taste of him, the feel of him in her mouth and between her fingers. He rocked his hips in time with the bobbing of her head, stroking her hair and murmuring nasty, sweet nothings until his came down her throat.

“Was that good enough for Santa?” she asked between final licks over the head of his cock.

“Oh yeah.” Grant squeezed his eyes shut, something he always did after he came, but wasn’t done playing with her yet. Proof was the intense look on his face when he started pulling off the white gloves. He dropped to his knees and slowly started working Violet’s pajama pants and underwear down her thighs. He was careful pulling both over her cast and more careful as he spread her legs apart. He slid his fingers into her waiting cunt making Violet whimper. He used his other hand to grip the back of her head.

“I want you to come for me.”

“Yes. Oh god, I will.”

Grant did that thing he did, read her perfectly, did exactly the right thing. Sometimes she needed it soft and sweet and a little slow, but not today. She wanted it rough. He stood up straighter, pressing their foreheads together as he delivered the finger fucking of a lifetime. Violet couldn’t stop thinking about how good it felt, how badly she was wanted to come. How much she loved him. She just blurted it out.

“Oh god! Fuck. Grant, I’m pregnant!”

Grant froze, then yanked his fingers back. Violet let out a laugh that sounded a little manic. “You weren’t hurting me.”

“Are–are you sure? I–I” He smoothed his hands over her thighs, checking to make sure he hadn’t broken anything on her suddenly delicate body.

“Yes, I’m sure and yes, I am pregnant.”

“How? I mean–” Grant sat back on his knees and shook his head. “When?”

“I’m about seven weeks.”

“That night of the Halloween party.”

Violet smiled, nodding. “Yeah.” She’d been on the pill and they used condoms frequently, but not always. And it only took one time, that one percent of ineffectiveness. They’d gone to a costume party at the bondage club Grant belonged to and fucked until sun up in one of the private rooms. Condom free.

“Is this okay?” Violet had already made up her mind. They had passing conversations about kids and family, but they hadn’t discussed marriage or kids of their own. Still, Grant looked surprised at her question.

“Yes! Of course it’s okay.”

And now Violet was crying, happy tears though. Grant kissed her, wiping her face. “I would have asked you to marry me months ago if I thought you would say yes.”

He had a point. Violet had a feeling that Grant had made up his mind about her, that he wanted to be with her forever. She wanted that too, but she wanted to spend more time just being with him. They could take things slowly, move in together first. After a year or two, talk about getting engaged and she wanted to give her career more time before she thought about kids, but none of that had happened and now there was another human being on the way.

“How do you feel about it?” he asked.

Her hand went to her stomach. She’d been doing that a lot lately. “Good. Scared shitless, but good. There’s a lot I’m unpacking about being adopted and having my own kid, but I want her or him. And you.”

“Can I be a little selfish and say this is the best Christmas present you could have ever given me?”

“You’re never selfish.” And that was the truth.

“Or maybe all my selfishness just involves loving you.” Grant kissed her one more time, a kissed that morphed into more, a declaration or a pact and then proof that Violet desperately still wanted to come. She took his hand and guided back it between her legs.

“I’ll be gentle,” he whispered against her lips.

“You don’t have to.” Violet gripped his wrist and rocked a little closer. “I need you.”

Grant looked her in the eye and she knew he meant it when he said “I need you too.”

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TreasureBannerThis is it, we’ve come to the end. I know. Don’t cry. I want to thank you all for such an amazing week. Today I’m heading over Women and Words to wrap things up with the Treasure Playlist. Come on by, listen to some jams. And remember, never stop looking for your Treasure. 😉

ps. If you’ve entered to win a copy of TREASURE please, please, please, check your spam folders. 😀

 

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TreasureBannerWell that was fast! This week went by so quickly. It’s already day 6, but I have more copies of TREASURE to give away. Still want to snag a copy of your own? Just hit those comments and ask me a question. Want to know more about Trisha and Alexis? Want to know what I’m working on next? What to know if I’m ever gonna finish that blasted Vampire Sorority Series? Ask away. I’ll answer all and give away a copy of TREASURE to one lucky commenter. Happy Saturday!

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This week has been a blast, for me at least. 😉  It’s been so much fun chatting with ya’ll about TREASURE.

Today I want you to meet Trisha Hamilton aka Treasure. I also think I’ve mentioned this before, but I love strippers. But no really I have a special place in my heart for sex workers, strippers in particular. Trisha was such a fun character to write because I don’t think sex workers get a fair break. Yes, their work involves channeling sensuality, but they have to pay bills and taxes just like… most of us. When I first pictured Trisha Nikki Minaj came to mind. And then Lauren London and now I just can’t decide.

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Like Maya Moore, both of these ladies are capable of being the cutest and downright sex as hell at the same time.

Let’s giveaway another copy of the book, shall we. Hit those comments. Let me know what you think of my picks for Trisha and Alexis and a copy of TREASURE could be on its way to you! 🙂

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‘Kay ya’ll it’s time to meet Alexis. 😀 As some of you might know, I sort of gave birth to TREASURE on tumblr. I had the idea rolling around in my mind and worked out how I wanted to write it in a series of rambling posts with gifs that garnered a nice little bit of support. So I went for it.

I can’t write a story, as I’ve mentioned a million times, without a clear picture of the character in my head. I’ll tell you right now that this is often a problem for me when I write a wide array of culturally diverse characters, not to mention characters of varying body types. Alexis was sooooo hard, because she’s still trying to work out her gender representation and her overall style. Here’s who I came up with. Sidenote: it’s also really hard to get these character facespirations to stick when sometimes years go by between first draft and publication ’cause, yeah, these people tend to age. See Gemma Arterton who I picked for Ginger in Better Off Red. Ginger is forever 19 and Gemma, not so much. Stupid time. Anyway here’s my Alexis.

maya-moore1Maya Moore 2Some of you may know Maya Moore from her days at UConn or in her current role in the WNBA. Maya is a smooth 25 right now, not 18 like my main character, but as soon as I saw her picture I thought THAT’S ALEXIS! It’s her cheeks I think. She manages to be gorgeous and adorable. And she’s 6’0. My kind of woman!

Have you read Treasure yet? Do you have your own head canon for Alexis? Or got any other lady facespiration for your favorite female characters you want to share? Leave it the comments and win a copy of TREASURE!

 

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Welcome to Day 3! I was thinking about what I wanted to share with you all this week, this glorious WEEK OF TREASURE, and while there’s plenty more coming down the pipeline (TREASURE has a playlist, people. oh, it’s coming) today I wanted to share some New Adult authors I think readers should keep an eye out for. After all, TREASURE is only one novella. I’m sure you’ll want more to read once you’re through with Trisha and Alexis’s introduction to love and computer science.

I’ll keep this brief so you can go stock your shelves or your ereader. Oh and there’s a chance to win one of three copies of TREASURE down there at the bottom. 😀


 

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Victoria H. Smith – Victoria has spent the last few years spreading the gospel of New Adult fiction and I love her for her it. I’d start with THE SPACE BETWEEN (its $0.00 on kindle right now) and then just roll around in a pile of the rest of her titles. 😀

 

 

 

 

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Nell Stark – Nell brings a raw honesty to her characters that I love. Homie knows how to write a coming story too. I started with HOMECOMING, but THE PRINCESS AFFAIR involves an actual princess so…(Lesbian/Multicultural)

 

 

 

 

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Rhonda Helms – Rhonda has been another amazing advocate for the New Adult community. I’m looking forward to her next title, BREAK YOUR HEART, but you can pick her other titles like ONE BROKE GIRL and TWO LITTLE LIES now. (Hetero/Multicultural)

 

 

 

 

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Jeanette Grey – Grey knows how to combine the right amount of angst with the perfect among of sexy times. I loved Jeanette’s TAKE WHAT YOU WANT and am equally excited to check out her gay NA romance, GET WHAT YOU WANT. (Hetero/Gay)

 

 

 

 

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Angie Sandro – So Angie came on the scene with one of my favorite covers of the year. Covers sell books, people, but when I read the blurb for DARK PARADISE I knew I had to have this book in my life. DP is available now, along with DARK SACRIFICE and DARK REDEMPTION, #2 and 3 in the series. (Hetero/Multicultural)

 

 

 

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Rachel Spangler – For me, Rachael’s stories nail setting and emotion while grounding the reader’s experience in everyday life. Check out her title, LoveLife with a main character who I found to be HUGELY relatable. (Lesbian)

 

 

 

 

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PUT AWAY WET by Susan Smith. This erotic NA romance is SMOKING HOT! read it.(Lesbian)

 

 

 

So tell me what NEW ADULT you’ve been reading. Got something on your TBR list you can’t wait to check out? OR better yet, are you aching for a pairing, character or situation you haven’t seen yet? HIT THOSE COMMENTS! I’m giving away THREE copies of Treasure today!

 

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Phew, day one of was fun. So many of you left great comments. THANK YOU!

I also picked a winner for the giveaway. Enjoy, Gaby!

Today, I’m guestblogging over at the Bold Strokes Author Blog. I love returning to the mother ship. It’s home after all. Come by and see what I have to say about New Adult Romance. 😀

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Hey Party People! It’s November 10th. Why does that matter? Well, I decided to dedicate this week to all things TREASURE! I’ll be guest blogging around the virtual town. I’ll be posting some fun stuff about our girls, Trisha and Alexis, and oh yes, there will be giveaways. 10 chances to win a copy of TREASURE to be exact. I know, it’s wild.

Let’s kicks things off with a giveaway! Leave a comment here on this post and a winner will be selected tonight. Good luck and happy TREASURE hunting. 😀

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 TREASURE IS HERE!

10.02.2014

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But before I get to that, over to your right, you’ll see a little subscribey box. Go ahead and throw your email address in there, and receive alerts to new blog posts and updates to rebekahweatherspoon.com. So say you’re not stalking me all over social media, you’ll still get a little nudge when something new from me hit stores. YAY!

As I was saying, 2014 has been very strange, but very good. Where 2013 seemed very unproductive for me, this year I’ve been putting out these novellas that I’m very proud of.

The idea for TREASURE came to me during one of my many nights hanging out on Tumblr where I commune with lost of queer women of color like myself. I saw a whole in the New Adult market and wanted to contribute something for the brown girls. I love Trisha and Alexis dearly and I hope readers enjoy the start of their journey together.

Treasure is available now from Bold Strokes Books.

ALSO! October is QUEER ROMANCE MONTH. Check out the QRM blog and twitter feed for posts about the word on queer romance fiction. 🙂

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 TAMED is here!

09.04.2014

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I made some promises about 29 days of something or other, but August turned out to be a crazy, month. But now TAMED is here.

Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes&Noble. I just couldn’t wait to share.

I had a blast writing Naliah and Armando’s story, and I can’t wait for you guys to meet them the proper way. This week (through Sept 7) both FIT and TAMED will be 99 cents. Keep your eyes peeled for giveaways throughout the week as well. Happy Reading!

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