Pandora Spocks is one of my favorite romance writers, equally skillful when she writes kinky or vanilla relationships. Today she offers you her contemporary fairytale that you can pick up for only 99 cents. Hurry up before that spicy vanilla story goes back to regular price.
T he Basics:
Title: Chasing Ordinary
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Heat Level: Erotic
Word count: 94,262
Author: Pandora Spocks
Cover Design: Linzi Basset
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Red-haired Petey Cavanaugh is a sculptor who welds steel and glass creations. A young widow, she lives on her in-laws’ sheep ranch in Montana where she helps out during the day, working on her art at night.
Looking to raise money to expand the ranch’s business, she gratefully accepts her art school roommate’s offer of a gallery show in Manhattan. It’s been years since she was in the city, and she’s happy to visit her old friend.
Nik is in New York on business. He’s been traveling for nearly a month, enduring endless meetings, attending obligatory dinners, and battling jet-lag. On his way to yet another business dinner, his world collides with Petey’s one rainy Manhattan night.
Their mutual attraction is immediate, but Nik’s skeptical. Could it possibly be that this gorgeous, enchanting artist has no idea that he’s Europe’s most eligible prince?
Spending time with Petey is Nik’s first-ever taste of ordinary. What will happen when she finds out the truth?
Excerpt 1 (mild)
Howard had been talking nonstop for twenty minutes. Each time Petey thought she’d found the opportunity to extricate herself, he continued his rambling, while edging ever closer, invading her personal space, and chatting about his work and his home in New Jersey. He seemed to be one of those individuals who was completely inept at picking up on social cues.
She’d just worked up the gumption to simply excuse herself the next time he came up for air, when she heard a familiar voice.
“There you are, darling!” Nik swooped in, handing her a glass of wine. “I’m so sorry I’m late. Will you ever forgive me?” He wrapped an arm around her waist and kissed her cheek.
Stunned, Petey stammered a bit. “Um, yes. Well…darling, yes, you certainly are late. What’s up with that? I’ve been waiting for you.”
“I know. But traffic was a nightmare, what with the rain. You just wouldn’t believe it.” Nik turned to Howard. “Who’s your friend?” He smiled pleasantly at the confused man.
“Oh, sorry. Nik, this is Howard. Howard, meet Nik.”
Howard worked his mouth, but was blissfully silent.
Nik reached to shake his hand. “So nice to meet you. If you’ll excuse us, I need to make up for lost time. Come, darling.”
He grasped Petey’s hand and led her to the opposite side of the gallery. When they reached a quiet corner, he turned and smiled at her.
She gave a relieved laugh. “Oh, my God, for the second time tonight, you saved my bacon.”
Nik laughed, too. “The exasperation on your face said that you needed rescuing. Who was he anyway?”
“Some guy that my friend Jules thought I should meet. I mean, he’s nice enough, but he had absolutely no sense of personal space. And he would notstop talking. Sheesh!”
“He’s probably just shy in the presence of such a pretty woman.” Nik’s blue eyes sparkled.
Petey rolled her eyes. “Yes, I’m sure that’s it,” she said sarcastically. “I guess you ditched your business dinner?”
Nik nodded. “I did.”
She eyed him curiously. “What kind of business are you in?”
He paused a beat. “I’m in international finance and development.”
Warmth flooded her face, and she knew she was blushing. A sheepish smile curled her lips. “I have no idea what that means.”
He smiled, too. “I travel and meet with business people, mostly, occasionally politicians, and we discuss ways to improve our national economies, and ways to assist developing economies as well.”
“Oh. I’m sure Jules would understand completely. She has a sharp business mind. I’m just so,” she gave a self-deprecating chuckle, “right-brained.”
She fanned herself lightly with her hand. “So, you’d had enough of finances and development for one night?”
Nik nodded agreeably. “I’ve worked all day. As I sat listening to more business conversation, all I could think was that I’d like to attend the gallery opening of a promising young sculptor.”
Petey’s eyes sparkled mischievously. “Well, if I hear of any, I’ll let you know.” They both laughed together.
“I just watched your video. Such an interesting way to introduce yourself to patrons.”
“Oh, that.” Petey blushed. “Jules flew out to Montana a couple of months ago. She hired a film crew to follow me for a day, do interviews and stuff. Then they just put it together.”
He regarded her curiously, eyes sparkling. “What are the chances you’d give me a guided tour of this incredible exhibit?”
She pretended to consider his request. “Well, you did see to it that I was put back together after being blasted by that tidal wave. And, you rescued me from being talked to death by a close-talking dentist. I’d say your odds are pretty good.” She laughed. “I think bringing me a glass of wine put you over the top, though.”
Nik laughed, too. “Lucky for me, then.”
“Lucky for you. Okay, let’s take a tour.”
Petey sighed, pushing away her plate. “What are we doing, Nik? I mean, we live completely different lives. I’m going back to Montana. You’re going back to Beruvia.”
She looked to him, eyes shining. “I don’t have any grand expectations. If we’re just having a sexy fling, I’m okay with that. And in that case, it would be pointless to make a public stand.”
Nik pushed back his chair and squatted beside Petey. Taking her hands in his, he looked into her eyes. “Petey, this isn’t just a fling for me. I’ve fallen in love with you.”
“Nik, just because we’ve had great sex, I don’t expect you to…you know, use the ‘l’ word. That’s a big step, and it means something to me.”
He placed her hand over his heart. “I love you, Petey Cavanaugh. As far as our different worlds, we have air travel, and telephones, and internet. We can make this work. If you feel the same way.” Uncertainty wavered in his eyes.
Petey felt her heart begin to melt again, and this time, she didn’t stop it. “I love you, too, Nik. I tried not to, but there it is.”
He beamed at her. “Then we’ll figure out how to make this work. And the first step is going public.” He kissed her hands, then stood, pulling her to him. Gazing down at her he cupped her cheek with his hand. “We’ll make this work.”
Eyes blazing, he lowered his head, crushing her lips with his. She matched his fervor, her tongue tangling with his, and she gripped his broad shoulders tightly as she attempted to find leverage. He lifted her onto the edge of the table, not bothering to break the kiss as he shoved their dinner detritus further down the table and out of their way.
Gently her lowered her onto her back on the wide mahogany table, her legs dangling off the edge. Releasing her lips, he stood over her, grinning wolfishly as he used his body to further spread her legs. “I do so love the sight of you in my shirt,” he purred, releasing the single button she’d bothered with, revealing all her naked glory.
She smiled seductively, stretching her arms over her head. “Do you, now?”
He nodded. “I certainly do. I need another taste,” he said, licking his lips lasciviously.
Petey drew in a shaky breath and chewed her lower lip as she watched Nik position his face at the apex of her thighs. “Holy shit,” she breathed.
Gripping the backs of her thighs, he buried his face in her pussy, assailing her tenderness with his day-old beard. Petey gasped, arching her back, attempting to draw him closer. She felt the vibration of his laugh. “Mmm, you like this, do you?”
“Oh, God, yes!” she hissed.
Holding her legs higher, he lapped at her seam, paying careful attention to the tight bud at the top. Petey whimpered, slapping the table on either side of her. “Oh, shit, yessss….”
Pleased by her response, Nik concentrated his efforts on her clit, tonguing it mercilessly as she tumbled from one climax to another, her release splashing over his chin. When he finally stopped, she was gasping for air, a quivering, trembling mess.
P andora Spocks is a sassy ginger and hopeless romantic, living her happily ever after in South Florida. She enjoys reading and writing literary erotic romance.
She is the author of the three-novel epic romance Rannigan’s Redemption, and a naughty little romantic novella, Just One Night. Her Dream Dominant Collection is a series of light BDSM stand-alone novels featuring sexy Alpha males and the strong red-haired submissives who can’t resist them. The collection currently includes three novels: Luke & Bella, Lost & Bound, and For Sparrow.
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