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Flashback: Saddled (Contest)
Saturday, December 28th, 2013

UPDATE: The winner (chosen by a random number generator) of the free download is
Lori Meehan! Congrats, Lori. I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your prize!

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Are you still feeling the “Christmas Hangover”? I’m back on track today, and I’m busy finalizing my 2014 plans.

Today’s flashback is my very first Western with Samhain, which went on to become their bestselling book of 2009. Who knew readers would love my two lonesome cowboys coming to the rescue of one lucky woman… Click on the cover if you’d like to learn more about the book!

Post a comment today and you’ll be entered to win a free download of this story! And if you already have this one, pick another from my list of Western novellas published through Samhain! 

Saddled

“…I couldn’t put this story down! It was danger, betrayal, sexy and fun all rolled together into the perfect erotic romance. The plot was brilliant, and the characters unique…The sexual scenes will make you clamp your knees together and dream of a sexy cowboy or two of your own…” ~5 Stars, Just Erotic Romance

“…What starts out as an innocent effort to warm Kate up turns into some of the most erotic sex I have ever read along with some of the best dialog I have seen in a book so far this year…The chemistry and interaction between the three of them is well written and keeps you chuckling and turns you on. The characters themselves are so well written you feel for them and you want them to make their alternative relationship work….SADDLED is heart-stopping and fascinating!!!!!!!…” ~5 Stars, Vixen Reviews

“…Delilah Devlin’s storylines never fail to pull readers into the story and SADDLED is no exception…Of course the sex scenes are scorching and adventurous with the perfect blend of emotional turmoil to ensure readers keep Ms. Devlin’s name at the top of their ‘must read’ list.” ~4.5 Blue Ribbons, Romance Junkies

Slippery when naked…

When Bobby Blackhawk and Cale Yancey see a car slide off the highway and into an icy creek, they’ve got only minutes to get the beautiful driver out alive. And only one way to save her from hypothermia: take her to their isolated cabin, get naked…and hope like hell that when she wakes up, she doesn’t scream the place down.

Katherine Duvall opens her eyes in a strange bed, and the tingles flooding her body aren’t entirely due to restored circulation. She’s snuggled between two handsome men, one a gruff, gentle giant, the other a sexy, playful Native American. Having just left her fiancé romping with another woman, she’s not quite as shocked as she might have been.

In fact, these two lonesome cowboys could be the perfect bookends to satisfy her hunger for revenge and bolster her dented self esteem. It’s not long before their raging hormones are melting the snow on the cabin roof.

To their surprise, they find something else is melting, too. Their hearts…

Katherine Duvall awoke as sensation flooded her feet and hands—sharp prickling pinches that made her moan.

“Yeah, it’s gonna hurt. But it’s a good sign sweetheart,” a man whispered against her hair. “And there’s no frostbite. I checked.”

He’d checked? One fact penetrated her pain-filled fog. He’d done a lot more than checked. She was naked. And his bare-naked body was pressed up against her back, a penis nudging her bottom.

“Where are my clothes?” she gasped, choking on outrage and fear.

“Had to shuck ‘em. They were soaked.”

She remembered the car sliding into the water. But why wasn’t she in a hospital? “Where am I?”

“In my cabin. Couldn’t chance taking you back to Wellesley. Snow’s comin’ down too hard.”

Her fingers stung, and she pulled her hands from under the covers to peer at them in the inky darkness. “How long have I been here?”

“Maybe an hour. Was worried about you two. You both passed out.”

“Both?”

“Bobby went into the creek after you. He’s not in much better shape.”

She edged carefully away from his body, instantly missing the warmth and rolled onto her back to get her first view of her “rescuer”. What she saw didn’t do a whole lot to alleviate her fears.

The man lying beside her was enormous—a broad-shouldered shadow. Her heartbeat thudded against her chest as her alarm grew, and she wondered what else he might have done while she’d been out.

“Let me get the lamp. You sound like you’re about to freak out.”

About to?

He leaned away. A light flickered on from a bedside table, and she got her first clear glimpse of the stranger in the bed beside her. He leaned on his elbows, his expression taut as she stared back. Shaggy, brown hair, thick dark brows over deep-set eyes. His skin was deeply tanned, his chest and abdomen a study in light and shadow as muscles rippled as he breathed. The thick fur covering his chest glinted with red and gold where the light struck it.

Then she caught a glimpse of another body outlined beneath the covers on his opposite side. “Just what the hell do you think you’re doing?”

“It’s not what it looks like,” he said softly, a smile turning up the tips of his mouth. “Swear. I had to get you both warm.”

She pulled the edge of the blanket higher over her chest and scooted away from him, caught by a hard shiver.

“You’re still chilled. The electric blanket’s set low. Didn’t want to damage tissue as I heated you both up.”

A groan sounded beyond the bear-like man. “Goddamn, would you both shut up? Fuck, everything hurts.”

“Bobby, you need to wake up. We got a problem here.”

The figure huddled under the blanket stirred and rolled toward them with a moan. When he came up on an elbow, air hissed through Kate’s teeth. The man was even more attractive than the first, and she was wondering if she’d woken up on the wrong side of heaven. This one wasn’t as large but was every bit as ripped. And his wide chest was hairless, his face austere, scraped clean over high cheekbones and a jutting jaw. An Indian by his bronze skin, even without seeing the long black hair that filtered around his shoulders.

Still, they were both naked. And sharing a bed with her. And she didn’t know if she was safe or about to be molested. After all she’d felt an erection prodding her bottom.

She took a quick, silent inventory. The parts of her that weren’t busy thawing didn’t feel any different. She’d know, wouldn’t she, if he’d already taken advantage of her?

“We’re not going to hurt you, lady,” Bobby said. “We saved your life. Get back under the covers and snuggle close. You’ll warm up faster. Can’t have you getting sick, seeing as how you’ll be stuck here for a while.”

Her heart stuttered, then began to race. “What? I can’t stay here.”

“Don’t know if you noticed,” Bobby replied, “but there’s a storm outside. The roads are closed. No one’s getting in or out.”

She opened her mouth to make another protest, but she shivered again and moaned as the pain intensified in her fingertips.

“You’re gonna have to trust us,” the big guy said. “If something comes up between us, you’ll just have to ignore it. My body’s warmer than yours even though I’ve been stuck between two blocks of ice for an hour.”

Color filled her cheeks. She shivered for another few moments and then gave in to the offer of warmth. Facing away, she settled on her side and held her breath as he snuggled close again. When his arm came over her waist, she jumped but calmed as he shushed her gently.

The embarrassment and fear was a small price to pay for the heat his body generated.

“Just go to sleep,” he muttered. “This is as close as I’m gonna get.”

It was close enough. Again, his cock was upright and poking at her bottom.

“Don’t know how it’s staying hard,” he whispered. “Your ass is cold.”

A gust of laughter surprised her. “Serves you right. Should have kept your underwear on.”

“Lady, you always this grumpy?” came Bobby’s slurred whisper.

“No. I’m just not used to waking up in bed beside strangers.”

Bobby grunted and slid closer to the bigger man’s back. She knew because his hand reached right across the body between them to land on her hip. “Fuck, I’m cold.”

31 comments to “Flashback: Saddled (Contest)”

  1. Kimberly Mayberry
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 12:12 pm · Link

    Oh, I don’t have this one yet! I would love to read it! Thank you for the yummy post and giveaway!
    kbinmich AT yahoo DOT com



  2. Rita
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 12:21 pm · Link

    I don’t understand why western aren’t appreciated in the market when they have that unique hottness factor. Leather and menage… can’t beat it.
    :wink:



  3. Gayle Latreille
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 12:24 pm · Link

    Western Menage … LOVE the sound of that!!! *weg* :twisted:



  4. Laura Bowles
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 12:24 pm · Link

    I loved this story and all the others in Cowboy Fever. You write so well I just wish your books would come out in Print faster.



  5. Teresa Hughes
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 1:27 pm · Link

    I am still worn out from Christmas! But trying to focus on all I want to accomplish next year.

    Saddled was the first book I read by you and it is still one of my favorites!



  6. Toni Whitmire
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 1:47 pm · Link

    I just love the excerpt and can’t wait to read the rest of the story
    bibbiesparks@yahoo.com



  7. Michelle Gallegos
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 1:50 pm · Link

    What fun! I love menage and this sounds like a hoot!



  8. Ellen B
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 1:55 pm · Link

    Even if I don’t win I still plan on reading this book.



  9. Tammy
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 2:06 pm · Link

    I love this excerpt. Can’t wait to read this



  10. Stacy Wilson
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 2:17 pm · Link

    I have read this one numerous times and love it each time! A couple scenes, I have to say, I actually whined when I read. *fans self* SO hawt! One lucky lady for damn sure.

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady@yahoo dot com



  11. Belinda
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 2:42 pm · Link

    I learned of you only a short time ago, two years is short when trying to catch up with all your great books. Its always nice to see you when I make my annual trip to your area. I’ve been lucky and you have had a presentation or book signing the last two times I’ve been there. Have a good New Year. :)



  12. Galina Sulaiman
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Oh man what a very lucky girl waking up in a manwhich! Caught my attention for sure!



  13. Lucy
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 7:30 pm · Link

    Love this story! I will now have to go and re-read it :-)



  14. Sara Hult
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 7:54 pm · Link

    I will be buying this one on payday. And free books a bonus.



  15. Melissa Porter
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 8:15 pm · Link

    Oh I know this one. It is a favorite of mine. :-P I have lost count on how many times I have read it….. I think I will be rereading it again now.



  16. Gail Siuba
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 8:17 pm · Link

    The buy link for Samhain will not work, and when I go to the site, it leads me everywhere but to your books. I’ll try again later.

    Can’t wait to read this series. :)



  17. Jen B.
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Wow! You are already planning 2014. I am super impressed. I haven’t read this book yet. Thanks for the giveaway.



  18. BookLady
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 10:29 pm · Link

    Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!



  19. Delilah
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Oops! Gail! Thanks for letting me know the link on my Saddled page wasn’t working. I just fixed it!



  20. Delilah
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 10:45 pm · Link

    Belinda! The next time you are in the neighborhood and see me, be sure to say something! We should do coffee!



  21. Ginger Robertson
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 11:14 pm · Link

    Delilah
    Wow, that is one hot excerpt! Can you tell I’ve not read Saddled?
    Thank you blurb, excerpt and giveaway.



  22. CJ
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      · December 28th, 2013 at 11:14 pm · Link

    Oooh, this book sounds so good, eerrr bad :)

    CJ
    madroad5@yahoo.com



  23. j c
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 7:22 am · Link

    Wow to get warmed up like that should be very very good if they werent strangers but that is what makes your books so good and yummy noone will dish out what the others cannot handle … just a matter of time
    And I get cold easy … if only … sighs ….



  24. agnesekohn
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 1:36 pm · Link

    have a few series of yours book..but sure do not have this one..sound very good to read..this is one hot hot teaser here!!!!!!!make you wonder about the all story….



  25. Rebecca Merz
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 3:25 pm · Link

    Loved this book. One of the first I read by Delilah.



  26. Susan Cooper
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 3:28 pm · Link

    I would LOVE this!



  27. Pam Welch
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 4:09 pm · Link

    Haven’t read this one. Sounds really good. Glad it is going to be available again.



  28. Roxanne Elmlinger
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 8:01 pm · Link

    I’ve had this book for a long time. Great read.



  29. Lori Meehan
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 9:11 pm · Link

    I’ve not read this one and it looks great. My fingers are crossed. :wink:



  30. Tricia
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      · December 29th, 2013 at 9:19 pm · Link

    This was my first book by Delilah! After reading this she went on auto buy !!!!! Love her



  31. Delilah
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      · December 30th, 2013 at 7:47 am · Link

    The winner (chosen by a random number generator) of the free download is Lori Meehan! Congrats, Lori. I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange delivery of your prize!