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Snippet Saturday: Be My Baby
Saturday, September 14th, 2013

This week’s theme is “Be My Baby” and I have a scene from my recent release (doesn’t that just sound dirty?) that I’d like to share. Sure, Tommy Triplehorn’s “Be My Baby” avowal isn’t wrapped in a pretty pink bow, but it’s effective, don’t you think? Besides, I love a man who knows what he wants and isn’t gonna suffer any fools!

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When two lonely hearts collide, age becomes just a number.

Sarah Colby’s marriage was over long ago, but she’s never shed the scars her abusive husband left behind. Add the one shameful indiscretion from her past, an affair with a much younger man, and she’s haunted by that long ago summer.

Tommy Triplehorn is happy his brothers have settled down and started families of their own, but he’s feeling a little smothered by all that domesticity. Carousing and drinking no longer holds a thrill, and he thinks he knows the reason why. He’s waited long enough for Sarah Colby to get over being ashamed of their shared past. He’s old enough to know what he wants, and he wants her.

Warning: A cowboy on a mission to seduce will do whatever it takes, including offering his woman a no-holds-barred weekend of sex, even a ménage with a friend, to prove he’ll fulfill her every sexy need…

Sarah heard the slamming of a vehicle door in the distance and wondered who it might be coming this late at night.

When she opened her front door and stepped out under the porch, her eyes widened on the figure stomping through her grass. “Tommy?”

He didn’t answer. Didn’t even appear to be looking at her. His head was down, the brim of his hat hiding his face, but the clenched fists were telling.

Her heart stopped and then sluggishly began thudding in her chest. She backed up toward her door, reaching behind her for the knob.

Tommy stomped up the steps, his boots slamming against the wood, until he stood in front of her, gazing down with his storm-cloud eyes. “You didn’t call,” he said, his voice gruff.

Tommy angry was different from Paul Colby in a snit. Something she shouldn’t have to remind herself about. She let go of the knob and leaned back against the wood, staring up into the face she’d dreamed about every night when she’d laid in her bed alone. “You didn’t call,” she said softly, repeating his words.

Moisture filled his eyes and he glanced away blinking. “It was your choice. It was always your choice. Either you accepted me, or you used that weekend to get me out of your system. I waited for your call.”

Sarah dropped her head, wanting to hide her face so he couldn’t see her expression, couldn’t guess what a coward she’d been. He’d been so proud of her that weekend, loving the fact she’d let go of her fears and inhibitions. But the moment she’d come back home, she’d been assailed with doubts.

Caldera wasn’t Abilene. People knew them both. And there was the fact she hadn’t been completely honest with him about the baggage she’d bring to their marriage. The fact she was barren.

“I was afraid,” she whispered. “Afraid that I wouldn’t be strong enough to tell you, or if I told you that you would brush away the truth like it didn’t matter, when I know it will.”

Tommy stepped closer, so close his boots touched hers and his chest crowded against her breasts. When he looked down, the intensity of his stare nearly shredded her resolve. She wanted nothing more than to melt against him, cling to him. She wanted him to carry her inside and tear the clothes from her body. She wanted him deep inside her, her body wrapped around him while he plunged toward her center, baring her heart.

“I can’t give you children,” she said, tears blinding her. “I can’t get pregnant—not without a lot of medical intervention, and even then…”

“Doesn’t matter,” he said gruffly, pressing closer, his hands landing on the sandstone wall behind her.

She smacked his shoulders and shoved against him. “Of course it matters!” she cried brokenly. “It matters,” she whispered, then slid down, only to be propped up by the thigh he pushed between her legs.

“You’re out of excuses,” he whispered.

“Excuses?” She dashed away her tears with the back of a hand.

“Yeah, never heard such whinin’—too old, barren—you make it sound like all you have to offer a man is your cunt and your womb.”

She gasped. “What did you just say?”

“You heard me, Sarah Colby. I’m not buyin’ it. Your little pity party has cost me nearly a month of lost sleep. My dick’s raw from me rubbin’ on it because I can’t get you out of my head.”

Sarah could hardly breathe. Her stomach felt cramped, her chest ached. And there, right between her legs, she felt the telltale pulse of her heartbeat. She stared up at Tommy, at the ruddy splotches of color on his cheeks, at the deep emotion clouding up his eyes, and she couldn’t bear it another second. Something inside her snapped and then eased. Everything became clear. Crystal clear.

“I love you, Tommy Triplehorn,” she whispered. She scrunched the front of his shirt in her fist and tapped his chest. “And I don’t care about the fact some folks might give us a second look because you’re so damn perfect and I’m…not. But I’m not lettin’ you go. You’re mine.”

His brows drew together, and his chest heaved as he sucked in the deepest breath.

“How long you been holding that?” she teased.

“Since you looked at me like I’d run over your cat. Like I was gonna throw you away because you can’t get pregnant. Seriously, Sarah? Did you think so little of me?”

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TJ Michaels
Leah Braemel

13 comments to “Snippet Saturday: Be My Baby”

  1. Teresa Hughes
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 9:59 am · Link

    A big alpha male showing emotions? I love those types of stories! Sounds like a great read!



  2. sharon chalk
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:06 am · Link

    I swear Delilah you make me break my book allowance every single month,I had this one down to purchase in November but after that snippet,I need to read it today,so I guess Ill have to do a little extra work this week because I already bought 3 of your books this week and they were not under $5.I don’t know how much this one is till I go look but I hope its one of your cheaper ones because you have a couple of more expensive ones coming up that I have to have.If I didn’t love your books so much Id swear you were an evil witch who had little elves writing some of your books because you are one author who is very prolific and I am never disappointed. zanarigrandma@gmail.com



  3. sharon chalk
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:13 am · Link

    Ah Delilah I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed Crescent Moon,tamer than most of your books but it was so interesting I didn’t care and I loved the ending,Ill be posting the review on Amazon.com this weekend and it will get 5 stars. If you have time,I know you must be incredible busy,but did you enjoy writing it as a serial or did it make it harder to keep the flow going? just curious



  4. Monica Brown
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:21 am · Link

    Hot damn… I love a man with a plan and who won’t take no for an answer!! Time to put on your big Gurl drawls and pony up!! Be my baby has me hooked already !!!



  5. Laura Lisonbee
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:21 am · Link

    :wink: love hot cowboy alpha males! This book looks like its really good! Can’t wait to read it



  6. Delilah
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:47 am · Link

    Teresa! Thank you!

    Sharon! Don’t you know? I am an evil witch with little minions spreading around my desk to do my work!

    And as to the question about Crescent Moon (which I’m thrilled you loved!), it was the Hell Book. Writing it in serial about killed me. The every two weeks deadline was constant pressure and I was “blocked” the latter half of the book. In fact, I can tell you truthfully that past the big gala, I wrote without having a clue how anything would unfold. Sooooo glad it worked!



  7. Delilah
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 10:48 am · Link

    Monica! Yes! I love it when a man looks that way. Like nothing, not a bullet or plea, will stop him from getting what he wants.

    Laura! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. :wink:



  8. e.bookpushers
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 12:46 pm · Link

    WOW that certainly is a scene full of emotion. I believe I need to read more :).



  9. Judy Stone
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 1:37 pm · Link

    Need to zip over to Amazon and check this out! Love a tough Alpha male with heart.

    Delilah, I don’t know whether to curse you or thank you…you’re eating up my limited book allowance! :-)



  10. ronnie cornett
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 5:10 pm · Link

    Loved this book! :wink:



  11. Jen B.
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      · September 14th, 2013 at 6:45 pm · Link

    Oh, that is so romantic. Even the fact that he has been rubbing himself raw. HaHa!



  12. Jamie L
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      · September 15th, 2013 at 11:16 am · Link

    Oh! I really need to read these books. I haven’t gotten any of the Triple Horn Brand books yet and I definitely need to get started…and buy them all. :D



  13. Melissa Porter
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      · September 17th, 2013 at 11:11 pm · Link

    Delilah you are a tease.
    I really need this one. Hopefully payday I can get it.
    Thanks for sharing again.
    Your blog is addicting. :-P