Title: Coconut Macaroon Scandal
Author: Virginia Barlow
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When Emma Davis is summoned to her hometown on negligence charges her world turns upside down. She faces losing everything she worked so hard for, her bakery and her inheritance. She's met all the conditions of the will but one--a fiancé. Jilted and mistrustful, Emma cannot face her family alone. When Gran's ghost recommends a particular customer for the job, Emma closes her eyes and proposes.
Sebastian Lewis agrees without hesitation. He's had his eye on this beauty for some time. She has qualities none of the women in his past possess. Determined to make their engagement real, Sebastian follows her home until an emergency calls him away.
Emma's past and insecurities rise as her life and future are threatened.
“I’m going to give you a proper kiss now,” he
warned, “for practice.” His gaze searched hers. “Most
couples know each other intimately by this point in
their relationship. Since we are new together, I suggest
we kiss and touch as much as possible the next two
weeks. This way, we’ll be natural together.”
Emma’s knees weakened. She nodded and waited.
Sebastian placed a hand on her waist and drew her
forward until their bodies touched. Emma’s stomach
twisted. He was a head taller. She stared at the V-neck
of his T-shirt trying not to think about how warm he
was. His cologne enveloped her. Emma dragged in the
scent and closed her eyes. God, he smelled good.
“Emma.” His deep voice vibrated by her ear.
She opened her eyes when he laced their fingers
together. Her body trembled against him. She lifted her
chin and met his gaze. His emerald eyes stared into her
soul as his lips descended. They were warm, firm, and
searching. Desire coiled in her stomach. It had been
ages since a man touched her. She pressed against him.
He tasted like coffee and cream. His arms wrapped
around her and pulled her close. Emma’s knees gave
out at the same moment. God, he felt good. She wound
her arms around his neck and kissed him back. He
stilled. And then his hand was at the back of her head
angling her so he could deepen the kiss. His tongue
swept inside her mouth and stroked along hers. Emma
moaned. Heat spiraled through her. She opened her
mouth for more.
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I love being an author. It's all about where your characters lead you. I start with a general idea. As the story unfolds, I type as fast as I can in hopes I keep up with my characters. They have had me jotting on napkins, making notes while I'm waiting in a line, and waking me up in the middle of the night. The hard part is always the ending. My characters live with me and when I reach the end of the story, it is hard to say goodbye. Sometimes I let the story sit for a few days to make sure I'm okay with them leaving home to get published. Kind of like when you kids move out. LOL
I enjoy my grandchildren, and the time I share with them. They make me smile with their antics. I like to quilt, crochet, knit and sew. Cooking and baking are occasional itches I scratch. The rest of the time, they are necessary evils. LOL.
My greatest support comes from my husband. He has been my sounding board for all my stories. My daughters are also a great support to me. I couldn't do it without my family.
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