Saturday, July 27, 2013

Spotlight with an Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway ~ The Best Man by Adriana Kraft

Bad boy meets bad girl – is that all there is?

Passionate, hard working and every inch a business woman,Chicago realtor Kitty Paige likes her sex raw and edgy, and sees no reason to limit herself to just one man. Never married and not quite forty, the striking blonde has successfully raised her daughter, Susan, and is already pushing her new-found freedom to the limits.

Wealthy commodities middle-man and race horse owner Jared Jacobs is father of the best man at Susan’s wedding. He is smitten by the vision in yellow who exudes sex as she escorts her daughter down the aisle. Also single, the handsome mustached California ranch owner with mischievous eyes views his sex life as a series of splendid love affairs, and sets out to make Kitty next on the list.

Together and apart, their chemistry is explosive, and their sparkling repartee and steamy sex catch both partners by surprise. Jared is first to recognize he’s fallen in love. When Kitty panics, can Jared finesse his every move and reel her in?


Who has the upper hand? Who is in control – who has more power? Do you think about your relationships this way? Kitty Paige and Jared Jacobs do, sometimes for reasons even they don’t understand. A self-made, independent woman, Kitty bows to no man (she thinks) and doggedly avoids entanglements that might make her dependent on any man. Jared, for his part, has always remained in fluid, comfortable control of his many affairs. He throws himself into them, enjoys them to the max, and moves on when he chooses.

Everything changes when love enters the equation. This exclusive excerpt for Books, Books & More Books follows the first scene in which Jared lets his new feelings leak out, just a little. He’s about to find out just how big a mistake he’s made…


Jared eyed Kitty with a trace of caution once he’d removed his clothes as she’d directed. She stood in the middle of the bedroom waiting for him and had made no move to strip out of her yellow dress.

His cock extended full and ready, but she probably wasn’t particularly interested in his cock at the moment. He’d infuriated her on the porch. She hadn’t been able to explain why, but he knew. She’d felt his love for her coming through his touch. So be it. He’d be more careful in the short run, but perhaps it was good she’d made that discovery.

She hadn’t been completely scared off. Instead, she’d turned their emotions back into a game she could dictate. 

“Kneel in the cushion chair,” she ordered, “facing away from me.” 

He nodded, draped his arms over the back of the chair and peeked behind him. She was smiling. “Raise your ass more. That’s right.”

“Put your wrists together,” she said, stepping around the chair. Only then did he see that she carried a leather strap, which she quickly secured around his wrists.

“That should hold you,” she muttered before kissing his head. “I wouldn’t want you trying to turn the tables on me midcourse. Are you comfortable enough?”

“Yeah, get on with it.”

“Oh, I give the orders. Don’t go anywhere—I’ll be right back.”

Maybe she was going to take off the dress at last. He followed her move in the mirrors that decorated her bedroom. She was clearly a woman who loved watching herself. 

She rummaged through a dresser drawer before turning back to him. His eyes widened and his heart fluttered at the sight of the toys she laid out on the bed. They included a whip that appeared to be made of felt—maybe that was wishful thinking—several vibrators and dildos, and a strap-on harness with a dildo in place. And there were two bottles of lube. Punishment for his transgression wasn’t going to be quick.

“Getting the picture?” she asked, picking up the whip. “You’ve been very naughty.”


Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a husband/wife team writing Erotic Romance for Two, Three or More. The award-winning pair has published over thirty erotic romance novels and novellas to outstanding reviews: “scorching hot…refreshing...something to read when you want straight up hotness.” “filled with warmth, blazing hot sex, well-developed characters…not for the faint of heart.” Romantic pairings include straight m/f, lesbian, bisexual, ménage and polyamory, in both contemporary and paranormal settings.

Readers can find us at the following links:

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Adriana’s Author Pages at and All Romance Ebooks


We are offering two contests in connection with our Tour:

BUY ONE – GET TWO: Purchase a copy of The Best Man any time before August 1 and email us a copy of your receipt to receive a free download of any novel on our backlist. Send email to adrianakraft99 at yahoo dot com.

SILK SCARF: Did you notice the yellow scarf that’s just dropped to the floor between Jared and Kitty on their cover? A peace offering Jared sent Kitty early in the book, it’s made of Thai silk, and it has some very special scenes of its own in the book. I’ve traveled in Thailand and fell in love with the luster and sensuality of Thai Dupioni silk. I wish I’d brought back yellow, but I’ve had to settle for purchasing this batch here in the US. I’ll be doing the finish work on the fabric to give the scarf a fringe – and you have a chance to win it (U.S. delivery only)! Leave a comment here to enter. Leave more comments on any of our Tour Stops to increase your chances, or visit our blog and leave a comment on any post about The Best man for even more entries. No purchase necessary. Contest runs through July 31


  1. Love does have a habit of interfering. Sounds like a great book.
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  2. Thanks, Debby - agreed. I think it's going to catch them, in the end

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    1. Thanks, Antonia! It was fun to write - we always wonder where they're going to stop :)


  5. That was nice

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