KEPT is a collection of six capture themed novellas from six best selling authors.
From the darkest parts of the underworld, to aliens hunting on Earth, to planets far away, each of these capture-themed novellas by six bestselling authors takes you on a wild ride that will heat up your fantasies and keep you up all night long…reading.
From Holly S. Roberts – Can Sergeant Kelly Myers sacrifice her blood and body to a vampire to save her country or is Talon worse than the evil trying to kill them all?
From Angela Castle – Can alien King K’marr convince Ash they are Soul Bonds or will she let him succumb to the abyss of madness?
From Cari Silverwood’s new Preyfinder series – A Preyfinder is trained to withstand hardship and pain, and Jadd would rather kneel before a firestorm than leave his captive, Brittany, to be stalked and killed.
From Sorcha Black – Lying tangled in her sheets each night, dreaming of sex, virginal Shiloh never means to tempt the spying succubus.
From C.L. Scholey – Two hot aliens take the form of friends and spirit Cali away aboard their alien vessel.
From Leia Shaw – After accidentally turning off a device that could destroy earth, Maggie is abducted by a man with an accent as sexy as his looks and taken to Scotland to fix the device.
He walked into view at the other end of the row of parked cars, blocking out the taxi waiting for her with its engine idling, and he turned and headed toward her. Long dark coat. Mean look in his eyes…or where his eyes would be. His face was shrouded in darkness. He just looked bad.
Brittany’s throat closed in. Breathing, who needed it?
Big man, as in fucking huge, and with a totally deliberate way of moving.
Every step was calculated. Like a lone stranger walking into a lowlife Wild West town, about to rescue the folks from the two-gun killer kid. She could hear the theme song from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly playing.
All he was missing was a Stetson and a pair of six guns.
Headlights from a passing car flickered over him. His face…oh god. He definitely needed a hat to pull over that. Were those parallel scars running across his cheeks? Or tattoos made up to look like American Indian war paint? Whatever. They were red and scary. Only he surpassed scary by a mile. She took a half-step back, surprised the man wasn’t snorting steam out his nostrils.
But he smelled good. From yards away. Was that even possible? Mm-Mmm.
It took all her determination not to squeal, run down the aisle between the parked cars, and jump his bones then and there. Loose stones on the concrete cracked under his boots. A breeze blew the front of his coat wide. She caught a glimpse of a wide, well-built torso that stretched his pants and shirt with a real man’s body.
Shit. Was that metal glinting there? Holsters? No. Couldn’t be. Unless he was a cop?
Fear reared its head. He wouldn’t be looking for her. Get the fuck outta his way.
Jarred into self-preservation mode, Brittany cleared her throat and squeezed back against the bus she was walking beside to allow him to shimmy past. Not that a man like this would ever shimmy. He’d saunter or stalk but never ever shimmy.
What would it be like to be underneath him being…
Shut up. She took a deep breath and held it when he seemed about to pass her.
Don’t faint. Unladylike.
Then he grabbed her under her shoulders, lifted her a few inches, and slammed her flat against the bus with enough force to frighten her but not hurt. Startled, she sucked in air.
His scent swept her awareness of danger far, far away and replaced it with pure unadulterated LUST.
Her pussy flooded instantly. She shut her eyes. Not Niagara Falls wet, just enough to make slippery every part of her down there, enough that a man could slide his cock right in without a second’s hesitation. That. Wet.
She inched open her eyes and found him staring down at her. Brutal and callous was her instantaneous impression.
❖ GUEST POST ❖
Holly S. Roberts
Once upon a time, an amazing group of authors invited me to add a Paranormal/ Sci-Fi/Fantasy novella into an anthology. Three authors I knew through Facebook; Cari Silverwood, Sorcha Black, and Leia Shaw. I’m a fan-girl of theirs and I’m sure if we ever meet, they’ll run the opposite direction. But that’s the subject for another blog post… (How To Legally Stalk Your Favorite Authors.) Add to this group, Angela Castle and C. L. Scholey, and you might have an idea of how our conversations go.
Cari: So, does anyone have an idea for the theme for our anthology?
Sorcha: Something good!
Leia: *rolls eyes*
Angela: How about aliens?
C.L. Scholey: I’m good with whatever everyone wants.
Me: Umm, theme?
Cari: What about title?
Sorcha: Something good!
Leia: *sticks out tongue at Sorcha*
Angela: Something classy.
C.L. Scholey: I like Angela’s idea.
Me: Umm, title?
After these insightful conversations, WE settled on a capture theme and the title “Kept” An Erotic Anthology.
Now I just had to sit down and write one. Umm, write a capture themed fantasy book?
I thought about my preferences; Consequences by Aleatha Romig, Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts, and my favorite Pierced Hearts Series by Cari Silverwood (yep the same author in this group).
Capture novels are the dirty little secret women love. No, not everyone, but for some of us, we enjoy the nasty feeling we get when we find a new story that gets our juices flowing. It’s okay ladies there’s nothing wrong with you. Future blog post title… (Embrace Your Capture Fantasy and Be Happy by Retired Sex Crimes Detective Holly S. Roberts), yes, I’m in this anthology group too.
Did I write Consequences, Captive in the Dark, or Pierced Hearts? No. I wrote Crimson Warrior about a badass military sergeant fighting for her country in a war against an evil enemy who’s quickly annihilating humankind. Throw in a hotter than hell hostage vampire with a kinky side and a need for warrior blood and I think you get the idea.
Was my story hard to write? Not really. It flowed. I was actually the first author to turn in their novella (bragging big time here). I think because I write paranormal under another name this was easy for me. The feedback and help from my collaborators was priceless. I’ve read each story in “Kept” and you want to read them too, I promise.
Holly S. Roberts bestselling author of the Club El Diablo Series and the new adult Completion Series. Pen name D’Elen McClain author of Fang Chronicles and her soon to be released Dragons Don’t Cry.
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