Thoughts ~ Path

pathI truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path for a purpose. There are no accidents; we’re all teachers – if we’re willing to pay attention to the lessons we learn, trust our positive instincts and not be afraid to take risks or wait for some miracle to come knocking at our door. ~ Marla Gibbs

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Slow Burn – Sneak Peek Excerpt

slowburn_800 Here is a sneak peek excerpt of a book from my backlist. Enjoy.

Slow Burn
By Talia Carmichael
Pride Publishing
Available Now
ISBN: 9780857156686
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Impressions – Book 5
Format: E-Book
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The desire in Gregory’s eyes made Braden harden. He walked over to him before going around the desk. Gregory turned his chair toward him. Braden leaned against the desk and stared down at him.

“I was all prepared to come in here and say I’d think about it. Give me some time.”

Gregory sat forward, pleasure filling his face.

“But I can’t.”

Gregory slumped in the chair and averted his head. Braden leaned forward and made him look at him.

“I can’t, because I’m going to go with what I’ve come to realize that I want. That’s a chance with you. I want to go out with you tonight on a real date.” Braden watched as Gregory’s eyes filled with joy. “Yes, we know each other, but I want to get to know those intimate things. The ones couples find out about each other.” Braden stood and moved to stand before him.
“Such as—I like moments where I can just be with someone, close and holding each other.”

“I’ll go out with you. You’re a cuddler.” Gregory chuckled. “I’d already figured you were.”

“How?”

“You’re always touching people you care about. The first one to give someone a hug when they need it.” Gregory pulled him down into his lap and in his arms. “I wonder if your hugs will feel different since we’re going to be involved.”

“Let me know.” Braden slid his arms around him and hugged him tight.

“Ummm…yes it feels like more.” Gregory chuckled. “There I go again being sappy.”

“I’m going to enjoy the sap now because I know you’re not going to be sappy all the time.” Braden stared at him. “And last time you kissed me, I didn’t get to truly enjoy it. I was too surprised.”

“Let’s try that again.” Gregory leaned closer and pressed his lips to Braden’s.

Braden opened and groaned as Gregory’s tongue slid into his mouth. Gregory kissed him with surety—like they had been kissing forever.

Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2014.
All Rights Reserved.

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#TeaserTuesday ~ Interlude: A Puzzle of Temptation

talcinterlude-slowburnFor today’s #TeaserTuesday here’s an Interlude.

What is an Interlude? (this is for those who might not know as well as a reminder.) Interlude is basically a short read (a scene) that features a couple/some of characters from one of my published books/series. It’s usually set after the end of the books that have been published. It’s a glimpse into the daily life of the couple/some of characters from one of my published books/series.

Enjoy the Interlude.

A Puzzle of Temptation
By Talia Carmichael
An Impressions Interlude
December 2015
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Impressions
Length: Interlude

“Come on Gregory.”Braden sank to the floor and watched the door.

“I’m coming, Mister Impatient.” Gregory called moments before he came into view carrying a cloth bag.

“You’re the one who won’t tell me what the puzzle we are doing is.” Braden scowled. “I don’t understand why you have to give me each piece and won’t let me pick.” Braden looked down at the puzzle which only had the square outer edges.

He couldn’t tell from it what it was. It had a lot of colors and it niggle at him it was familiar. Braden looked into those indigo eyes and he was immeditely suspicious of the look in them. If he hadn’t already figured out Gregory was up to something that look would have made him know.

“What are you up to, Gregory?” Braden asked the same thing he had when Gregory had brought home the custom made puzzle last night.

“Just do the puzzle.” Gregory held out a piece.

Braden growled and took it. He realized it was huge and would fill in almost half the puzzle. He glanced at Gregory askant. He gestured to the puzzle. Braden fitted it in and when he saw it he glanced up shocked. Gregory smirked and handed him another piece. Braden took it and silently added it. Then when Gregory gave him the final one he put it in then sat back and stared.

“Gregory…you did not have Westfall Games & Teasers make a custom puzzle of your dick?” Braden asked even through the evidence that Gregory had was before him.

Braden didn’t know what to think all he could focus on was his partner’s cock in all its erect glory in the puzzle he had just finished putting together.

“It’s more than my dick.”

Braden looked at the rest and saw Gregory reclining on the bed they shared a smile on his lips that was both wicked and shy. It was the look he loved most. The one that was all his.

“Hey this is a picture I took of you.” Braden glanced up at him narrowing his eyes. “You hacked into my phone to get it.”

“Actually Niall helped.”

“You let Niall hack my phone and see your dick.” Braden scowled. “Mine, no one sees you like this but me.”

“I love that possessive little growl, babe. But no need for it. Niall and I quote “ewww dude I don’t need to fucking see your junk”. So he did it and didn’t look. Hell it was awesome watching him hack with his eyes close. I think he was showing off.”

“Humph, but that still doesn’t explain the puzzle maker who saw your junk or that you gave it to Terrance to do it. So he saw your dick.”

“You are obsessed with who saw my dick.” Gregory laughs then sobered. “You don’t seem to like your gift.”

“Ass, I love it but dude your dick is only mine to see.”

“You said that already and it is. Except when I get you a sexy gift.” Gregory came over and kissed him softly. “Besides you’re the only one who is allowed to touch it. Well I touch it too.”

“Ok maybe then I can go with that. Look but no one touch but me.” Braden leaned in and kissed him deeply as he cupped Gregory’s erection. “Mine.”

“Yours.” Gregory moaned.

“Good.” Braden nipped his bottom lip then. “Now strip I want to see you side by side with the puzzle. For comparison.”

Gregory chuckled and got up to take off his clothing. Braden leaned back and enjoyed watching his partner. Yeah it was going to be a great holiday.

Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2015.
All Rights Reserved.

This as well as other sneak peeks, deleted scenes, more Interlude (a brief scene that is after the end of the story that features a couple/some of characters from one of my published books/series) and many other things are at times posted to my group on facebook Talia Carmichael Book Nook before it is posted anywhere else. 🙂

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Places to find me on the web…

This is posted on a monthly basis.

Besides here on website and my blog here are some other places to find me on the web. 🙂

Facebook Page

Twitter @taliacarmichael

BookBub Author Page

Join Talia Carmichael News to get info on my new releases, exclusive newsletter subscriber contests, free exclusive books for newsletter subscribers/facebook group, other sneak peeks and much more.

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I have a group on facebook. Talia Carmichael Book Nook is my corner of the web and I want you to share it with me. I will be posting sneak peeks, we’ll have fun and create some mayhem. It’s a place for us to sit back, relax and have some fun…well also teasing. Ummm…I’ve been told by some I like to tease…Okay I admit I do. There will definitely be teasing. That’s the perk for myself and you can tease too. 🙂 So come on in and join in the fun…and teasing!

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Wicked Intentions – Sneak Peek Excerpt

Here is a sneak peek excerpt of a book from my backlist. Enjoy.

Wicked Intentions
By: Talia Carmichael
Total E Bound
Available Now
ISBN: 978-1-78184-021-4
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Bonds of Justice – Book 1
Format: E-Book
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Fifteen minutes later, he was knocking on Evan’s door. Evan opened it.

“Hey, Ian.”

Ian entered, closing the door behind him. “They pulled the protection detail.”

“Good.”

“Someone is trying to hurt you, Evan,” Ian said.

“If so, they’re doing a shitty job of it. First, they missed when they shot at me. Then with the car. Now nothing. They gave up. So pulling the detail is a good thing.”

“What if they haven’t? Maybe they’re just waiting for us to stop protecting you. Since we aren’t any more, you need to be careful.”

“I’ve been careful. I am tired of being careful,” Evan stated.

Ian clenched his fist. Evan’s stubbornness would get him hurt. Before he could say something he would regret, Ian turned from him to leave. A hard hand jerked him around. Before he could process what was happening, Evan moved closer and kissed him. Ian stiffened, instinctively opening his lips. Evan pressed tighter against him. His arms cupped at the back of Ian’s neck, he ravished his mouth. Evan’s tongue stroked inside, setting off a wave of need through him. Just as suddenly as it had started, it stopped. Evan withdrew, taking a step away.

“I didn’t have any intention of doing that.” The horrified look on Evan’s face shifted to remorse. “I was just tired of you being so focused on protecting me instead of seeing me…as a man. I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.”

Evan walked away. Ian reached for him, gripping his arm. Evan turned his head to him.

“It will happen again, and often. And I have every intention of having my way with you.” Ian tightened his grip, pulling Evan against his frame.

He slammed his mouth against Evan’s, kissing him hungrily. Evan moaned, holding him. Impatience filled Ian and he broke their kiss then unbuttoned Evan’s pants and removed his shirt. He stopped, taking in Evan’s lanky frame. His eyes were slightly glassy with need. His chest, with well-defined muscles, expanded with his harsh breaths. The cock Ian had felt through his clothing was quivering, pointing straight out from his body. Ian touched the tip, swirling his finger over the wetness. Evan shuddered. Ian raised his hand, licking the pre-cum from his fingers. Evan stared at his lips as he did so.

Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2012.
All Rights Reserved.

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#TeaserTuesday ~ Wicked Attraction

For today’s #TeaserTuesday here’s a peek of what I’m currently working. I’m self-editing as I get it ready for submission. This is an unedited sneak peek. Also since this is sneak peek it might not make it into final submission of book.

Wicked Attraction
By: Talia Carmichael
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Bonds of Justice – Book 6

Mal stifled a smile as the man got more agitated. He wondered if it was his hair that bothered him most since he kept staring at it. Or maybe it was something else. Mal shifted and the man’s eyes darted to his mud caked boots. Mal smirked and crossed his legs making sure he saw the boots. His lips tightened and Mal counted that as a win.

“So I’m not sure why you are here.” That snotty voice matched the immaculately dressed man.

Mal wondered what he would do if he reached across the desk and tousled his hair.

“I’m your new boyfriend.” Mal said it just to see the man’s reaction.

And it was worth it. Mal leaned back and the assignment that had seemed ot be a pain in the ass was turning out to be more fun than he anticipated.

Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2017.
All Rights Reserved.

This as well as other sneak peeks, deleted scenes, Interlude (a brief scene that is after the end of the story that features a couple/some of characters from one of my published books/series) and many other things are at times posted to my group on facebook Talia Carmichael Book Nook before it is posted anywhere else. 🙂

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Back to Monday…

talcblock1Today has been a weird yet interesting day. Won’t go into details but…yeah weird. But it was a good day. Now onto what I was planning to chat.

So I’ve been doing some planning. Yeah I like to think on things then once it is mulled over and I know what I want to do I move ahead with it.

For instance I’ve been doing various posts on my blog since the new year started. Wanted to see how I felt about doing certain things. And surprisingly I liked all of it. 🙂 And now I know what I will do going forward. Love doing something that gets my mind working and wanting to do it. Blogging is one of those things and I wanted to find what works for me. And I have. So I’ll be blogging a few days a week then randomly on weekends (maybe…possibly…make no promises). Weekdays for sure but weekends I tend to be a slug and do nothing. 🙂 Well except watch TV, movies and so on. And read. Read and more reading. Did I mention reading. 🙂

I have some fun stuff I did like the Beyond the Book and I loved giving insights into my books. I decided I would do that on a more random basis…hmmm…maybe when leading up to a new book coming out…or something. Not sure yet still working it out. 🙂

So what does that title of this post have to do with what I wrote about. Well I went looking in the archives of my blog and Monday’s here was just a random whatever the heck came into my head. So that is what I am going to do. Go Back to Monday as it used to be before.

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Friday Boogie ~ Still Writing

Friday Boggie is the day to celebrate Friday’s of course but also something that happened during your week. So get your boggie on.

It’s Friday Boggie time. So what happened this week that made me boggie?

Working on getting something wrapped up. Made the changes I need to make. I’m on track to have the book finished by next week.

Have a very happy Friday! Well that was all for me this week.

What made you boggie this week?

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Thursday Thoughts ~ Perspective

ttperspectiveThinking a lot this week about perspective. Been working on some stuff and this came up. Now I’m working on figuring it out and need that perspective. So doing some thinking and working through what I need too. It’s like figuring out a puzzle with pieces that makes no sense. I know that it will work out but just have to think it through and working it out.

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After the Fall – Sneak Peek Excerpt

Here is a sneak peek excerpt of a book from my backlist. Enjoy.

After the Fall
By: Talia Carmichael
Total E Bound
Available Now
ISBN:978-0-85715-939-7
Genre: Contemporary
Series: The Right Choice – Book 1
Format: E-Book
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Malcolm returned to Leigh’s side and looked at him. Leigh tried to will his cock not to harden at the sight of his hazel gaze. His eyes were deep, mysterious and seemed to have the ability to see everything. At least that was how he felt as Malcolm focused his complete attention on him.

“We’ll get your apartment done first. I imagine it’s no fun living in a construction zone. I would like to make an addition to the plans you have.”

“What?” Leigh asked suspiciously. He didn’t want any more delays or expense.

“The den-cum-library set-up. I see that we’re just doing the rooms. We can build a custom bookcase directly into the walls, floor to ceiling in there. As well as an entertainment centre.”

“How much money and time will it cost me?” Leigh asked.

“Nothing and no time extra. Consider it a make-up for Frankie not being here as he should have,” Malcolm said.

“Okay then.” Leigh nodded.

“And also, in each of the bedrooms we can build shelving and entertainment centres, too. If you’ll let us. No time or charge for it.”

“That’s very generous of you.”

“Not really. I just want, when people come to your place here and the shop, that they’re impressed enough to ask who did it. And to have you give us a referral. Well, if we get things done to your satisfaction of course.”

“Well if you can get things done on time, I will,” Leigh said.

“Good. Now let me move these boxes over to the dining area for you, then we can head downstairs.” Malcolm went into the elevator.

“That’s not necessary—I can get them.”

“I’ve got them. Here, check over the changes I was referring to on the plans.” Malcolm held out the rolled up papers.

Leigh frowned but took them and retreated to the kitchen area. He spread them out on the island in the centre and studied them, impressed by the changes Malcolm had suggested. They would make the place look nicer. Leigh noticed a change Malcolm hadn’t mentioned and went through to the dining area.

“Hey—” Leigh’s mouth snapped shut as he got a view of a firm ass, as Malcolm bent over to put down a box.

Malcolm straightened, turning to him. Leigh bit back a moan as he got a good view of his package very nicely displayed under his tight jeans. Realising he was ogling him, Leigh jerked his head up. Malcolm’s gaze was warm and he didn’t seem offended. Leigh averted his eyes and held up the plans.

“There is also an entertainment centre in the living room. As well as what looks like shelving strategically placed around the area.”

“Yes. Is that a problem?” Malcolm asked.

Not really a problem but Malcolm hadn’t mentioned it. Leigh shook his head and went back to the kitchen. He placed the plans on the counter and sat on a chair. He braced his elbows on the counter, lacing his fingers together under his chin, and blew out a breath.

Rein it in, Leigh. He’s here for the renovation. And you don’t even know if he’s gay.

Copyright © Talia Carmichael, 2012.
All Rights Reserved.

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