May 2021

I hope you’re not getting tired of seeing the pretty guy who is going to adorn the cover for Protecting Medusa yet, because I have more pics of him to share with you between now and release day. Not every week, but still more.

Today is going to be a fly-by post, because I am packing up dinner and dessert to take to the boys’ for family dinner #1 this month. I have a little snippet for you from Protecting Medusa.

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Ryder knew they needed to get out of the tub before the warm water went cold. But with Mena resting against him, relaxed finally, dozing, he didn’t want to disturb her.

Yeah, he could stay here a while.

But that wasn’t what she needed.

He got them out of the tub and dried off, then carried her down the steps to bed. He climbed in behind her. “We didn’t get supper yet,” he murmured, settling one hand on her belly to hold her close.

She rolled her head to look at him when she opened her eyes. “I’m not hungry.”

He smiled. She was clearly exhausted. He touched her lower lip. “Go to sleep, baby. I’ll wake you when it’s time to call Jason.”

Her eyes closed, and she snuggled nearer, one hand over his on her abdomen.

Ryder’s smile faded as he listened to her breathing even out as she drifted off to sleep. He’d successfully distracted her for now, but he knew she’d think about it again, and eventually he’d have to let her deal with the fear.

When he was certain she was sleeping, he eased out of the warmth of the bed and pulled on a pair of clean jeans. He added some wood to the fire, then called the lodge to order dinner for them. Mena might not be hungry yet, but when she woke later, she may feel differently.

While he waited for their meal, he sat on the overstuffed armchair and watched her sleep.

Whether she liked it or not, whether she fell in love with him or not, Philomena Gregory was a part of his family, and he intended to keep her safe.

She’d asked him who’d keep her safe from him. He should have countered with who would keep him safe from her?

Absently, he rubbed the heel of his hand over the scar on his ribs. She had touched it earlier, her warmth seeping into his chest as her fingers glided over the old knife wound, but now his heart hurt.

     Yes, indeed, who would keep his heart safe if she didn’t fall in love with him?

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How are you spending this lovely May day? I hope you’re doing something you enjoy. After today, I’ll get to work on my new May goals, which include some pre-release prep-work for the Medusa’s Daughters trilogy, and then I’ll be able to share release dates with you. I’m so excited to get these out into the world for those of you who’ve been waiting patiently for the second and third stories in this series, and to re-release the first for those who missed it the first time around.

Have a great week, everyone!

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