Free Book Friday (with a side of Funny)


He grasped me, firmly but gently just above my elbow, and guided me into a room.  His room. Then he quietly shut the door and we were alone.

He approached me soundlessly from behind and spoke in a low, reassuring voice close to my ear.  “Just relax.”

Without warning, he reached down, and I felt his strong, calloused hands start at my ankles, gently probing, moving upward along my calves, slowly but steadily. My breath caught in my throat.  I knew I should be afraid, but somehow I didn’t care. His touch was so experienced, so sure.

When his hands moved up onto my thighs, I gave a slight shudder, and partly closed my eyes. My pulse was pounding.

I felt his knowing fingers caress my abdomen, my ribcage. And then, as he cupped my firm, full breasts in his hands, I inhaled sharply.

Probing, searching, knowing what he wanted, he brought his hands to my shoulders, slid them down my tingling spine and into my panties.

Although I knew nothing about this man, I felt oddly trusting and expectant.

This is a man, I thought. A man used to taking charge.

A man not used to taking No for an answer.

A man who would tell me what he wanted.

A man who would look into my soul and say…

“Okay, ma’am, you can board your flight now.”






Today’s Free Book Friday title is At Close Range by Jessica Andersen, part of her “Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab” series.  Have I mentioned what a fan I am of Dr. Jess’s Intrigues?  I am; I really, really am! :babybook

To enter the giveaway for this book, simply leave a comment to today’s post that includes the code FBF—for “Free Book Friday,” of course—to let me know you’re interested in the drawing. (U.S. residents only for the prize, please, but everyone is welcome to chat.)

Winner will be announced during our Happy Sunday post on…well, you know, Sunday. Winner is responsible for contacting me with her mailing information—i.e. I will not be contacting you—so be sure to check back in or you might not even know you won! :crying (If prize isn’t claimed within 14 days, another name may be drawn or item may be tossed back into the goody bag to be re-used for a future giveaway.)


18 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Jane says:

    FBF. :chick I love the kitty pic. I knew a girl who had a tramp stamp and we always saw it when she had too much to drink. :devang

  2. Donna says:

    Oh my! Thanks so much for the funnies. You’ve made my day. Count me in for the fbf. Have a GREAT day.

  3. Patty says:

    :ROFL the cat pic was priceless and the book sounds awesome..enter me please..Patty at wolfie53 at ty

  4. Anne says:

    FBF (Not loving the yellow cover)

    I enjoyed your tale from yesterday’s post. My sister and I have both had carpal tunnel out pt. surgery and can relate. You feel like you’re raring to go then zzzzz.

  5. KathleenO says:

    :ROFL . I can only imagine the woman who wrote this… But I am sure she got it so right…

    Thanks for a Friday Funny…

  6. Hollie says:

    LOL…those pesky hamsturs…always getting them kittehs in trouble!! :ROFL

  7. LeeAnn Pratt says:

    :ROFL Made me laugh so hard1 Count me in for fbf..woot woot!

  8. CrystalGB says:

    Great funnies. Love the FBF.

  9. Julie says:

    HAHA. This post is great. 😀

    FBF, thank you!

  10. Mary Kirkland says:

    I think it would be funny to see a kitty inside a large hamster ball, running along side the hamsters…lol

    FBF, I’d love to win the book.

    • Heidi says:

      Hey, Mary—welcome back! It’s been a while since you’ve popped in to hang with us.

      And it’s more like a kitteh inside a ball running *after* the hamsters instead of along side them. :ROFL

  11. Heidi says:

    Okay, I have a confession… I kind of like tramp stamps. Depends on the tattoo, of course, but I’d probably get one myself if I weren’t such a baby about the needle part. :crying

    • Hollie says:

      Oh Heidi…my 77yo auntie just got one put on her ankle…a black kitteh! Next year when we go to NY we are going to have a tattoo party and we’re all gonna get one!! Im still deciding on mine…Im thinking maybe a ball of yarn with some knitting needles…
      but it will not be a tramp stamp or a “ho-tag”.
      and yes liquor will be involved! hahahahaha

  12. Debra G says:

    Happy FBF day!! I have so many allergies that my allergist told me to never get a tattoo.

    • Heidi says:

      That’s my fear, actually. Took a year & a half for my last ear piercing to heal up, so I have huge fear of what would happen to me w/ a tattoo. I’d probably lose a leg! :scared

  13. SiNn says:

    Happy FBF!! honetsly I love tats trampstamps r odd but if it hit the bakc there and was a whole back c over be sexy I have a cute one on my chest and gettuing one on my leg and hipsi ike needles and tats r just hot

    LOL that kitty one is adorable

    • Heidi says:

      I think tats are hot, too! Well, okay, it depends on what & where, but for the most part, I like them a lot. On other people. Esp. hot, well-built men. :eyelashes

  14. True Religion sale says:

    I privately did not be informed on this, thanks a lot.

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