This week I’ll share a release day with fellow Samhain Publishing author and NY Times best seller Mari Carr. Please welcome her as she takes over the blog for the day while I’m busy in Vegas with all those hot bull riders! AND TO CELEBRATE OUR RELEASES DON’T FORGET WE’RE HAVING a Rafflecopter giveaway ~Cat


Release days are usually great days, but when you get to share them with a friend, they’re even sweeter. I was so pleased when I discovered my newest Samhain story, Status Update, was releasing with Cat’s Bull. I’ve been a Cat Johnson fan for years!

Status Update is the third book in a series of stories revolving around my Wine Girls. I love writing series because it allows me to get so much deeper into the heads/lives of my characters. Their story isn’t limited to just one book. In this series, all the characters continue to appear in the other books, so I don’t have to say goodbye to them with the words The End.

The Second Chances series has been a really cool challenge for me as an author because all six of the stories take place during the same year. I swear my notes about who was where when are longer than the actual books…and I’m only halfway through the series! LOL. Fix You and Full Moon were the first two books and they are available now.

Today, Cat’s invited me to share a spicy snippet of Status Update with y’all. Be sure to stop by my blog tomorrow because Cat will be stopping by to share a bit of Bull with us!

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Some things never change. Others never stay the same. Thank God.

Second Chances, Book 3

Laura Sanders thought post-divorce life would be simple. What a rude awakening to realize that after too many years as a wife and mother, she’s stuck in a rut so deep she’s forgotten how to have fun.

Determined that this year will be different, she sets a New Year’s goal to rediscover the woman she used to be—the one who loved to dance, to laugh, to kiss.

When Bryan Sinclair spots his best friend from high school in the Blue Moon bar, he wonders how the hell he failed to notice her beauty and vitality all those years ago. Laura’s confession that she plans to experience lost opportunities tempts him into joining her on the journey.

Together they make up for lost time, in and out of the bedroom. But there’s one area in which Laura has no plans to change the status quo—her heart. And Bryan has his work cut out convincing her to take another chance. On him. On forever.

Warning: This story contains sex at Rocky Horror, sex at a Jimmy Buffett concert, sex on the stairs, sex on the dining-room table, sex on the dance floor, and even sex in a bed.

Releasing October 29, Status Update is currently available for pre-order at AmazonSamhain, and Barnes and Noble


“Where’s your bedroom?” His voice was husky, deeper than normal.


“Get there.” He stepped away, allowing her only enough space as needed for her to walk toward the staircase. He was right behind her, the heat of his body still touching her back.

She’d only taken two steps when he wrapped his arm around her waist and halted her. His hand crept along the inside of her thigh.

“I want to see if you were lying about the panties.”

She grinned. She wasn’t. She never wore underwear, had given them up nearly a decade earlier. It had been one of her first acts of rebellion, small and silly though it seemed to her now.

Bryan’s hand cupped her bare ass as he gave her a murmur of approval. His fingers drifted along her slit. Laura bent forward, using the step near her head for support. She parted her legs to allow him better access. Bryan took advantage of it.

He lost no time pushing one, then two fingers inside her. Laura cried out, surprised and thrilled by the sudden invasion. She was wet and more than ready for him.

God. At this rate, they’d never make it to her bedroom.

Bryan thrust in and out several times before driving deep one last time. He left his fingers buried inside her. “Go upstairs, Laura. We’re going to finish this on your bed.”

She paused for a moment, waiting for him to release her. He didn’t. She took a tentative step and Bryan matched it. One strong arm banded her waist as the other hand remained between her legs. Together, they made their way to the top. While it should have been awkward, Laura had never experienced anything hotter in her life.

Finally, they made it to her room and Bryan withdrew his fingers. She turned to face him as he undid his tie and pulled it from the collar of his shirt. Walking toward her, he grasped her hands and made short work of using the silk to bind her hands in front of her.

“What are you doing?”

He shrugged. “Playing. You have no idea how fucking sexy you look right now, do you?”

She glanced down. She was a mess with her blouse open, her breasts hanging over the top of her bra. She’d lost her shoes somewhere on the stairs, stepping out of the heels to try to find the balance Bryan’s wicked fingers kept stripping away. Her skirt was askew and her hair was hanging in her face. She’d never felt sexier.

Bryan led her to the bed, gently pushing her to sit on the edge of the mattress, then guiding her down to her back. His knee touched her hip as he leaned over her, lifting her arms. “Keep them above your head. Don’t move them unless I tell you to.”

She wasn’t bound to the bed and she was certainly free to lower her arms. Hell, it probably wouldn’t take much effort on her part to loosen the knot in the slick material and free herself completely. Even so, she was wonderfully restrained, bound to the spot.

Bryan raised her skirt to her waist, then knelt on the floor at her feet. Laura closed her eyes when his intentions became clear. Jesus. Her heart raced as he pressed his lips to her clit, nipping the distended flesh with his teeth.

“Oh my God.”


One response to “HOT NEW RELEASE: Mari Carr

  1. Hi Mari,
    Congratulations on the new release. i love this cover, it’s gorgeous and the excerpt was awesome. i loved the 1st books so i am thrilled to see a book 3. i can hardly wait to read it and see what these characters will do next. LOL!
    i hope you and your all have a Happy Halloween.

    tammy ramey