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Between the Covers – Power of Enticement

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Power of Enticement (Blackstone Haven, Book # 3). Enjoy.

powerofenticement2He stroked his finger down one high cheekbone to the corner of her full lips but stopped before touching them. He wanted to but he resisted, knowing he’d need his head about him when dealing with a woman who had changed his world in moments with her appearance. He moved his hand to the end of her ponytail, which rested over her shoulder and curled to just below her waist. He fingered the edges of her hair rubbing his hands over the hair tie he’d put on. Grayson looked down at what he was doing. She placed her hand over his, running her finger along the knuckle of his thumb.

“Getting to know, huh?” Grayson leaned closer. “Are you a cuddler?”

Savage lifted an eyebrow at her question. “That’s something you will find out…eventually.” He released her braid then gestured to her cup. “Now drink your tea while you tell me where you heard about shadow mates.”

Grayson picked up her cup, blew on the tea then took a sip before she answered. “I get around.”

“Grayson.”

“Ohhh…how you say my name gives me chills.” Grayson batted her eyelashes. “Say it again but make your voice deeper like so… Grayson.”

“You are going to be a handful.” Savage fought not to laugh. “Stop avoiding and tell me what you know about shadow mate.”

“I’m going to be much more than a handful.” Grayson took another sip of her tea then glanced at him. “Now for what you want to know. When I left here after Peyton fought with the death that stalks us”—she leaned her head to the side—“I assume you know about the family legend and so on?”

“Yes. Wesley and Ian filled us in on the basics,” he said. Wesley was mate to Peyton and Ian to Sinai, two of Grayson’s sisters. “You will fill me in on what I need to know later.” Savage paused then narrowed his eyes. “You think you’re going to be taken next by this demon?”

Copyright © Taige Crenshaw, 2014.
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Teasers – Strength

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

We acquire the strength we have overcome.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Between the Covers – Dark Callings

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Dark Callings (Phoenix Intelligence Agency, Book # 3). Enjoy.


“Only to you. We all trust you, Lennox.” Harmony’s tone was gentle.

“Then you all are fools,” he said coolly.

“Don’t get snappish at me.” Harmony’s reply was mild.

“I did no such thing.”

“You didn’t raise your voice, but I know the levels of that cool tone you use on people-”the one that clearly gives away your moods. That was a snap. Don’t do it again.” There was a clear warning in her voice.

Lennox frowned. That she knew him so well surprised and ticked him off. He didn’t appreciate Harmony being so insightful.

Copyright © Taige Crenshaw, 2013.
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Teasers – Doing

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.~ Lou Holtz

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Between the Covers – Linc

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Linc (Kemet Uncovered, Book # 3) a book I co-authored Aliyah Burke. Enjoy.

Her mouth moved, those full, kissable lips forming words. Words he wasn’t paying the least bit of attention to. He blinked and said, “If you have a moment, could I have a word, please?”

Was that nervousness in her gaze?

“Of course, Mr Dixon.”

His cock hardened even more. “Excellent. My office is over there.”

He led the way, knowing that if he didn’t he would be touching her. They were halted by another parent and a smile curved his lips as he watched Danny kiss his mom and leave with the other boy and his dad. He held the door to his office open and didn’t move as she brushed by him. Linc knew she felt the reaction between them, for she couldn’t hide her sharp intake of breath.

He closed his eyes and inhaled deeply. His nails dug into his palms, leaving behind crescent moons in the skin. After she’d passed he shut the door, the click echoing through the small room, highlighting the fact that they were alone.

He prowled around the back of the chair she perched upon and sat behind his desk, grateful his erection was now hidden from her view. She watched him with wary eyes, although he wondered if her attraction to him wasn’t all that she was worried about.

“What can I do for you, Mr Dixon?” she asked flicking a piece of imaginary lint from her jeans.

Oh, baby, if you only knew.

Ignoring the ever-increasing pressure in his pants, he laced his fingers and rested his hands on the desk.

“Your son, Daniel—”

“Danny,” she interrupted.

He arched a brow at that interjection. “Danny,” he amended. “I would like to offer him a new position on the team.”

She narrowed her eyes, exposing him to the protective mama bear within. “What?”

“I think he’d be even more explosive as a forward rather than a defenceman. A right wing, to be exact.”

She seemed to mull that over for a moment. Lifting her chin, she met his gaze head on. “Why didn’t you just change him over?”

“I don’t want to get between a mother and her son.” He watched her absorb his words. Her gaze moved around the room. “How long have you been on your own?”

Chaya snapped like an iron rod had been injected in place of her spine and her gaze glittered as she glared down her pert nose at him.

“That, Mr Dix—”

“Linc. My name is Linc.”

She pursed her lips. “Mr Dixon, my personal life has zero to do with my son’s position on this hockey team.”

“No, it doesn’t. And again, the name is Linc. I’m just curious.”

“Not pertinent,” she snapped her voice coated in permafrost.

Unintimidated, he rose and moved to stand before her. She lifted her head as she ran her gaze up over his already-hard form. He wanted to crow at the obvious desire glistening in her large eyes. She was as aroused as he was.

He lowered his face parallel to hers, dropped his sight to her full lips, shiny from her moist tongue, and back up again.

“How long, Chaya?” he intoned, allowing his power to leech into his tone, quelling the remaining objections in her mind. “How long since you’ve allowed a man to satisfy your needs?”

Copyright © Taige Crenshaw and Aliyah Burke, 2012.
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Between the Covers – Immortal Bloodlines

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Immortal Bloodlines (Phoenix Intelligence Agency, Book # 4). Enjoy.

immortalbloodlines_800Killian turned down the burner of the stove and took out the last of the bacon then placed it over the paper towel on the plate.

“Someone made themselves at home,” Storm said moments before she touched him on the back.

Killian turned and kissed her. She opened, sucking in his tongue as she stroked her fingers on his spine. Storm pulled away and stared into his eyes.

“Love a man who can cook.” She slapped him on the ass. “Be careful I don’t keep you chained to my stove so you can feed me.”

“I love to cook. You better be careful what you promise. I’d enjoy being kept by you.” Killian winked. “What would be my uniform as your houseman?”

“Naked.” Storm kissed his bare chest briefly.

“Sounds good to me.” Killian stroked his finger down the bridge of her nose. “Only if you’re naked too.”

“Of course.” Storm rubbed her hand over his cloth-clad ass then squeezed before releasing him. “Now feed me.”

“Before that, would you be free tonight to go on our first date?”

“We’re doing things backwards.” Storm chuckled.

“We are doing them in perfect order.” Killian smirked. “At least we already know we’ll get lucky after the date.”

“Humph, so you assume. But I could be hard to get.” Storm sniffed, raising her head haughtily. “It’ll take more than buying me dinner to get me naked.”

“And we’re back to naked.” He leaned close to her ear. “Which you will be, after our date.”

“Sure of yourself.”

“Sure that you find me irresistible.” He winked again.

“So arrogant.” She laughed softly.

“Let’s have breakfast and you can tell me about my arrogance and how you find it so sexy. Have a seat.” Killian led her to the table then held her chair and seated her.

“More like there are moments that your arrogance makes me want to belt you.” Storm smiled.

“I know. Your restraint is admirable.”

Returning to the stove, Killian plated the bacon and the other food he’d already prepared before taking it to the table. He sat, using his energy to move the rest of their food to the table, then he watched her.

“Pancakes, eggs and bacon.” Storm glanced at her mug. “And tea, which is made, I am sure, as I enjoy it. You’re going to spoil me then I won’t be able to live without you.”

Soon when you say that you will mean it. Killian leaned toward her and Storm moved to meet him. He kissed her gently, staring into her eyes and seeing what he knew was his future. Things between them would progress the way he wished, and Storm would be his.

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Between the Covers – Immortal Bloodlines

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Immortal Bloodlines (Phoenix Intelligence Agency, Book # 4). Enjoy.

immortalbloodlines_800“I’m through running from you. Now the ball’s in your court to decide what to do about that.” Storm stared at his lips. She turned and sauntered back to the doorway, passing the agents from Killian’s unit who had come into his office. They parted and let her by. Storm could feel Killian watching her and she looked over her shoulder. “Decide fast, because I’m a little impatient and don’t like to be kept waiting.”

She headed outside. Bypassing the agents who smiled at her, Storm whistled as she walked back to her unit. The agents of her unit applauded when she entered.

“When we think you can’t top yourself, you do,” someone called out. “We love your zany self, Storm.”

She bowed and winked at them. It was all in good-natured fun. The agents of the assassination unit liked to tease. Storm went into her office and waited as Allure and Harmony came in.

“What was that about?” Allure demanded.

“I finally realized why Killian bugs me so much.” Storm sat in her chair and put her feet on her desk.

“Why?” Harmony asked.

“Don’t be naïve, Harmony.” Allure smirked. “Aunty Storm finally found her libido. And it has the hots for Killian.”

“What?” Harmony frowned then stared at Storm. She opened her mouth then closed it before blurting out, “You don’t date.”

“I’ll be starting soon. That is, if Killian gets his butt in gear.” Storm smiled. “I drive him crazy already. Imagine when it is up close and personal. Preferably naked.”

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Teasers – Action

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.~ Norman Vincent Peale

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Teasers – Supporting Each Other

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. ~ Goran Persson

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Between the Covers – Veils Rising

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Today’s Between the Covers is an excerpt from my book.

Here is a excerpt from Veils Rising (Rarities Incorporated, Book # 3). Enjoy.

Clenching her fist, Dilana thumped the glass again. “I hate Christmas. When will it be over?”

“In ten days, on December 26 at midnight.”

Dilana stiffened at the sound of the unfamiliar male voice that rolled over her like a silken caress. Turning away from the window, Dilana locked eyes with warm whiskey amber eyes with flecks of green. Her first impression was of restrained power. The stranger had to be at least six inches taller than her own height of five-eleven, making him six-five. His face was a sensual array of panels and sharp angles. He surpassed being handsome into the devastating category. His full lips quirked with a hint of laughter while his dark brown hair was slicked away from his face. The end of a braid rested over his shoulder, curling against his chest.

With a glance down, she took in his light brown shirt and dark brown slacks that complimented his light sienna skin while fitting his body impeccably. Despite his clothing she could see he was rippling with muscles.

“However, the holiday season doesn’t officially end until January 2 at midnight.” His voice reminded her of Cajun gumbo—hot, thick and spicy.

The hint of mischief on his face was at odds with the intensity she felt coming off him in waves. A flash of desire seemed to go over his face but was quickly suppressed. When he moved forward closer to the desk with sensuous grace, she felt the raw animal magnetism surrounding him race up her arm along her skin. Stifling her gasp, Dilana continued to watch him. He came around the desk and lifted his hand. Without any conscious thought, her hand flashed up to stop him from touching her. She felt the strength of the muscle in his arm before a vision crashed over her.

The man was talking in the flowing patois of Cajun French. Not the one she had been taught in school. The dialect was different, more earthy. She was able to interpret a few words. Heritage, lost and danger were the predominant ones. She couldn’t see whom he was speaking to.

Time rushed forward.

The man smiled with an intense look of a hunter. The look of lust on his face made her quiver in desire and a little fear. He circled a woman. She saw the woman’s face was turned away, her breathing was harsh and shuddering. Glancing down, she saw the woman wore a delicate necklace she couldn’t make it out completely. It seemed to be just out of sight. Looking lower, she saw the woman was bare except for jewelry. The brilliance of the gold, white gold and precious stones shone against the woman’s rich, dark caramel skin.

A diamond and ruby lay side by side as they covered each nipple clamp while one chain of white gold offset with flecks of diamonds and another gold chain offset with flecks of rubies fell down on one side. A glance showed her the other side was the same. The chains led down to attach to various chains intersecting around the woman’s waist. The chains alternated between one row of chains made of white gold with miniature diamonds hanging from them and a row of gold chains with miniature rubies hanging down. The chains stopped just above her hips with a diamond and ruby fused together covering her mound. The woman moaned, drawing her attention.

Glancing up, she locked eyes with dark grey. She gulped, realizing she was looking at herself. A vibrating feeling hit her clit and as she looked on she and her future image shuddered and moaned simultaneously. An orgasm started to build from deep within, ripping outward. The woman bowed as she bowed.

Wrenching herself out of the vision, Dilana jerked her hand off his arm. She watched as the man stepped back. She tried to control her breathing as the feel of the golden chains against her skin slowly faded.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to crowd you,” the man said stiffly. “I’ll just leave this with you.” He put down the folder he held and the card. He turned and left before she could get her wits about her to say a word.

Dilana took a deep breath cursing herself and reached for the folder. Pulling out her chair, she took a seat as she opened the folder. Her breath stalled. “Shit.”

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