Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Romance Divas, Second Annual Ebook Challenge!

Caution! Steamy, only 18 and up should read. Seriously, you've been warned.

Happy Valentines Day!!

As a baby writer I dreaded sharing my first written sex scene. So what do I do? Why I enter a Romance Diva ebook challenge! As soon as I heard of the contest Hayleigh popped into my head. She was spunky but shy, curvy and looking for love. For this book I wanted the challenge of having a sex scene happen in the first chapter and try to then make my characters both likeable and cared about in the following chapters, so stay tuned for the rest of the story!

I dedicate this work in progress to some special weight loss buddies. Chai, Tiffany, Danielle, Brenda, Deanna, Kamma, Debbie and all the sexy curvy ladies in my weight loss circle. This one is for you!!!

To my cousin sexy Lexie...thanks for being my model...even if you are 100 lbs soaking wet you still got curves girl!

Update: I have taken down the second part of the scene. To read more, well you will have to wait for the book. :0

Cover art by Nita H.

Copyright February 2008

Traci Flowers

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this work may be reproduced in

any fashion without the express,

written consent of the copyright holder.

Somtimes love begins as a Sweet Temptation. Hayleigh Traylor is the Director of Innovations for 'Chocolate Visions'. She has a great job as a taste tester for a family owned chocolate candy factory. Adam Ramiro is the CEO and Hayleigh's hunky boss. Adam is smart, sexy, and handsome. How could Houston's most eligible bachelor want her? She feels downright chunky next to his muscular body! Was Adam just looking for an on the job romance, or is he serious when he claims he only wants her?

Finding out could be a Sweet Temptation!

Traci Flowers
Chapter 1

Adam Ramiro leaned against the wall of his family’s chocolate factory , watching as chocolate was poured into heart shaped molds. For fifty years the Ramiro family had been making handmade one of a kind chocolate’s.

The twenty floor empolyees were busy finishing up for the night. In just a few minutes the companie’s Director of Innovations, Hayleigh Traylor, would walk through the employee entrance of the small white stuco building.

Anticipation built as he waited for the one woman who’d dared to kiss him senseless, then promptly ran...twice.

He’d never kissed a woman whom he’d not been to bed with soon after. All women wanted to go to bed with him it seemed, Hayleigh was special though. Oh he wanted her, so much his nightly dreams made him wake up hard and aching. He also wanted to know her though. He wanted to know what her favorite flower was, what kind of movies she liked, and what side of the bed she wanted when they slept together.

But first he needed to get the woman to stop running everytime they shared a kiss.

He checked his watch once more, smiling as he heard the employee entrance beep as the door opened. Her tennis shoes sounded squeaky on the concrete floor. As usual her footsteps were hurried. Always in a hurry, that was Hayleigh Traylor all right. She’d even kissed him in a hurry, he would teach her though to slow down and enjoy things more.

She stepped into the nearby wash room to wash her hands and slip on the white coveralls that were mandatory in the small factory.

Adam soaked in the sight of her through the double paned windows. She wore a pink tank top tonight. He could not see her from the waist down, but he knew she was pulling the uniform over her long rounded legs. He watched in sweet agony as she straightened and did a little shimmy, pulling her arms through the long sleeves. He groaned, forced to shift his weight in growing arousal as she tucked and patted her large lush breasts. He blew out a breath as she finally zipped the uniform up.

Damn she made him horny as hell. He was thirty-two and getting hard watching a woman put on a factory uniform. How did she do this to him?

What was it about this shy woman that drove him absolutely crazy with lust?

They fit together perfect. She was just one inch shy of his six foot putting their bodies in perfect alignment. Her long wavy auburn hair was always shiny and soft looking. Her dark brown eyes fringed in dark long lashes. And her mouth...oh god her mouth was as ripe and plump as a fresh strawberry. The things he imagined her doing to him with that mouth.

And the way she kissed. She kissed him as if she could devour him. He wanted more of those thrilling kisses, he wanted everything she had to give...and then he wanted more.

She was the total package to him. Brains, smoking hot body and a heart of gold. Strangely enough she did not even know her own appeal. Her Marilyn Monroe figure was not appreciated in today’s society, so she hid behind baggy clothes. She couldn’t hide though in the ‘Chocolate Vision’s’ uniform.

He’d had nightly fantasies of slowly unzipping her while she was nude underneath. God he wanted to see her naked. After a year of her working here, he was ready to step up his game with her.

She stepped out of the wash room and onto the factory floor waving goodbye to the day shift employees as they left. They were alone now as she was the only night employee for the small business. She was talking to herself as she punched in, but he only caught the last part of it. "...think of kissing that man, just do the taste testing, do your reports and go home."

Smiling at the way she grumbled, he pushed away from the wall. She was so freaking cute, especially when she was talking about him. He had no doubts their kiss last week still had her in a tizzy.

"What man aren’t you going to kiss Hayleigh?"

She whipped around, eyes wide and startled. Her hand went to her heart, her breathing increased. Damn. Watching her breathing heavy was going to cause his own palpitations. Her luscious tits rose and fell. God he wanted to touch her there.

Holding up his hands in apology he stepped near, trying not to drop his eyes again. "Sorry, it’s tasting day so I thought you’d be expecting me."

"I was...expecting you that is. I just thought you would be here after I had the tasting room ready." she replied.

Adam smiled, and lied through his teeth. "I had to stay late anyway. I thought I would help you set up." Of course he really just couldn’t wait to see her.

For a moment she stared at him in silence. He tried not to smile as her gaze zeroed in on his mouth, her expression full of longing.

"Well, I hope your hungry and ready to taste tonight." She said, all innocence.

He growled under his breath in erotic frustration. Damn her words had him go rock hard in want. "Oh yes, I am ready to taste y...uh, yes I’m ready."

Hayleigh popped a hand on a rounded hip, looked to say something but changed her mind. He watched her generous ass as she turned walking to the room temperature sample cooler. He felt pathetic as he walked behind her, almost panting like a dog after a bone.

Adam helped to set up the small tasting room that held one long conference table and two functional chairs, and a small fridge. He set up sliced apples and bread to clear their palate, and glasses of iced water. He was careful to make sure to set the chairs close at one end of the long table. His senses went on overload as she walked into the room. The heady combination of Hayleigh and chocolate had his nostrils flaring in appreciation. "How many samples tonight Hayleigh?"

"Four. Two are new products and the other two are quality control." She sat down looking to him to do the same.

They both took a small bite of apple and a drink of water. Adam tried not to stare at her soft pale fingers as she picked up the first sample. Hayleigh broke it in half listening carefully. "The snap on this sample is not the best Adam."

"Not enough tempering?" he asked.

She shook her head. "I believe it’s the cocoa, the grade is at sixty-five percent in this sample."

As she started to rub a piece, he cursed his jeans that were getting tighter by the second under the coveralls. Her rubbing had the treat’s aroma rise between them. The smells and thoughts of her rubbing him made him crazy with wanting her.

"This smells nice and spicy." she said, looking him in the eyes finally. Time froze and he gently leaned towards her. The aroma of Hayleigh and chocolate filled his senses, and without thinking he opened his mouth to take the sample from her fingers.

"Oh yes Hayleigh, very spicy." he let the chocolate melt in his mouth and pressed his mouth to hers to share the taste.


Anonymous said...

Seriously HAWT! You rock girl! Can't wait to read what happens.

Anonymous said...

Girl, you ROCK!!! That was totally long are you going to make us wait for the rest?!? LOL! Write fast!!!

Anonymous said...

I had to be nosy and check this out from your diet blog. I normally do not read romance, but I would love to read the rest of this! I want to buy your first book!


Anonymous said...

That was great. See? never be afraid to show your stuff!

Glad I saw your link on Kathleen Oxley's blog. :)


Anonymous said...

Wow, my favorite so far!

Kayko May said...

ooooh - I didn't know this was for the Valentine's Day challenge! I loved it then, and rereading it, I love it now. Dang. Hotttt, tsss, burn!:)

Katie Reus said...

Hot hot hot!!! Can't wait to

Tina Bendoni said...

Very nice, Traci. I had to giggle at the Chocolate Taster - my dream job :D. Keep going, I'd love to see more :)

Lauren Murphy said...

Where's the rest of it! There just has to be more. *gasp* that was so hot!!! I really need a cold shower now. *runs of to hop in the shower*

Blogger Mom said...

Soooooo you're a closet perv..........who'da thunk it? LOL, i didn't read it all cause i'm working and when i started choking, i couldn't tell my customer why lol. If i wasn't your sister though i'd be going " Hubba hubba". Great writing style though.


Anonymous said...

hot very hot!! going to try & get my wife to read it before bedtime he-he

Anonymous said...

Yea I red it and I liked it and it was very good and yes only 18 and older should read it. but i felt it was really good.


Anonymous said...

Love the chocolate factory setting. Such a clever backdrop with a lot of potential uses.
Edit, edit, edit for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Yes, it's a nuisance, but there's a lot of competition, and when you send out your work, you want it as clean and professional-looking as possible.
Keep working, and the very best of luck to you!

Anonymous said...

Chocolate and sex.. what more can we ask for?! LOL

Cinthia Hamer said...

That was a great start, Traci! Very hot...seriously hot. :-)

You've been tagged, btw...check out my blog for details.

Lauren Murphy said...

Ok where is the rest of this story!!! :(

Anonymous said...

This story rocks so far! I cannot wait to see what happens! Hope that you get this story finished soon because I cannot wait to read more!