“Devoted” has been accepted!

I am delighted to announce that Evernight Publishing has accepted my novel Devoted! This is the first book in an exciting sci-fi universe and I hope to write a second book in the series soon. The contract is signed and it will probably be released sometime in October 2012.

Wheeeee!

(I’m a little excited, can you tell?)

Teaser excerpt!

There is nothing I like more than a whole lot of unresolved sexual tension (UST) in the first half of a romance novel. It’s also awesome in tv shows (hello, Castle anyone?), movies (Superman!), oh, and real life. Drawing out the tension makes the climax of the novel, scene, and relationship soooo much better.

With that in mind, how about a teaser from my WIP?

We shouldn’t do this, she thought, but then his lips were on hers once more and she couldn’t speak, let alone control her gasp. He was warm and so strong and she loved him, though she would never tell him so. She wanted to unlace his shirt and push it away. She wanted to take off her own clothing and roll her skin against his until neither of them knew where one body began and the other ended. Instead, she settled for merely kissing him back, trying to put all that she wished she could have into it. He grinned against her mouth and she slid her hands into his hair, tugging.

“We cannot do this,” she murmured. His emotions wafted over her, strong and hot. He loved her, yes, but he also understood the difficulty of their positions. She had to put a stop to this.

“We are not doing anything wrong,” he said, dipping down again.

Denial. She opened her mouth, about to protest. He swallowed her words and kissed her deeper, the heat from his body making her dizzy. His mind emanated love, desire, love, desire into hers and she shuddered. This was forbidden. Bodyguards did not love their queens. Queens did not favor one of her people above another. That was how they kept their world safe.