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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Excerpt and Giveaway: Needing You (The Carrington Chronicles Book 2) by A.C. Arthur

Published: October 7th, 2014

Description: 18++

He’s a man that doesn’t need anything…

Jackson Carrington is no stranger to success. The CEO of Carrington Enterprises has everything: money, power, respect, and a VIP membership to an elite national sex club called The Corporation. It is there that he meets a mysterious and intriguing woman who disappears before he can get to know her better. Imagine his surprise when a year later his mystery woman shows up at his office, bringing with her long, passionate nights and deadly secrets.

…except her.

Tara Sullivan is living a lie, one that was inbred in her from birth. When her unconventional sex life lands her in a witness protection program with a professional hit out on her life, she thinks maybe it’s time to change. Only change doesn’t come easy when murder, obsession…and Jackson Carrington are involved. 


The sound of the waves and the steady gust of breeze pulled Tara from her thoughts and she searched for Vicious up ahead. The silly dog had run off the beach and was on the compounded sand patch leading beneath the pier. They’d walked too far, she thought with a frown and it was late and she should get back.

In seconds fear had laced its way up her spine, chilling the warm thoughts she’d been having about Jackson and their time together tonight. She walked faster, calling out to Vicious so they could hurry and turn back. But Vicious didn’t heed her calls. She could still see her but the dog was staring straight ahead as if it saw something that Tara did not. She broke into a run at that point, wanting to hurry back into the house and out of this ominous darkness.

Just as she was within reaching distance of Vicious, strong arms wrapped around her waist lifting her off her feet. She opened her mouth to scream but a hand clamped down over it. Fight or flight instinct kicked in immediately and she started to kick and squirm, and then she stopped.

His tongue licked along the line of her ear, dipping quickly inside while his thick erection pressed persistently into the crevice of her bottom. She closed her eyes and inhaled, and stayed still in his arms. How she knew it was Jackson or what he was doing out here, she would never know, but she didn’t dare move, especially after he whispered, “Keep still and keep quiet.”

The words could have been intimidating, or possibly deadly, considering the circumstances that had brought her to this place, but Tara felt none of the fear she’d known that night of the murder and subsequent nights after. No, at this moment all she felt was heat swirling up and throughout her body, melting her against him.

About the author:
Artist C. Arthur was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where she currently resides with her husband and three children. An active imagination and a love for reading encouraged her to begin writing in high school and she hasn’t stopped since.

Working in the legal field for more than twenty years now she’s seen lots of horrific things and longs for the safe haven reading a romance novel brings. Her debut novel Object of His Desire was written when a picture of an Italian villa sparked the idea of an African-American/Italian hero. To date, Artist has written in several genres including, young adult paranormal (written as Artist Arthur, www.artistarthurbooks.com), erotic romance as Sapphire Blue, a sensual contemporary romance following the loves and life of The Donovan Family, and most recently a sexy paranormal series titled The Shadow Shifters, both written as A.C. Arthur (www.acarthur.net).

Determined to bring a new edge to romance, Artist continues to develop intriguing plots, sensual love scenes, racy characters and fresh dialogue—thus keeping the readers on their toes!

Artist loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her contact form or via email at acarthur22 @ yahoo.com (without spaces).

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