Isla leaned back unthinkingly, and a forlorn sigh escaped her as she found herself staring at Sean’s devilishly handsome face. “You really are too good looking, Sean.” It had already been bad enough the first time she caught a glimpse of him at the lobby, but now that he had also introduced her to the pleasure of his touch –
An image, a vivid memory, flashed in her mind – Sean thrusting his tongue inside of her pussy – and her breath quickened.
Oh dear Lord.
If things continued at this rate, she’d be his willing sex slave before sunrise.
There had to be something she could do to make him less attractive.
Sean raised a brow when a thoughtful expression crossed Isla’s face as she slowly reached for him. “Isla?”
She started mussing his hair like he was her long-lost pet.
“What do you think you’re doing?”
Her hands didn’t stop moving as she answered him in absent-minded fashion, “Making you ugly.”
A look of frustration flitted over her features, and her hands stilled. “It’s not working.”
“I’m sorry for that,” Sean felt obliged to say.
“You’re forgiven,” Isla answered vaguely while reaching for him again.
She then started furiously rubbing his eyebrows, and Sean’s lips compressed together in an effort to contain his amusement. “Is this another, err, method?”
“Do you know how much women spend just to have the perfect shape and thickness for their eyebrows?” she asked in the same vague tone. “It’s just not fair that yours are naturally flawless---”
“What the---” Sean sputtered when he felt her actually try plucking his eyebrows with her bare fingers. “Will you stop that!”
“But why?” Isla glowered. “You said you wanted to help me.”
“Getting rid of my brows will help you?” he choked out.
“It’s the key to your aesthetic deterioration, yes.”
Out December 20, 2017
Note: Rayyan will be out next year (January 2017) instead. Fingers crossed you'll enjoy my next Rancher / Mail Order Bride standalone romance.
“Let us dispense with all the word games and speak plainly from hereon,” Rayyan intoned with curt finality. “Why do you wish to be an intern in my department?”
I hope you guys enjoyed this excerpt. Please look forward to its release! <3
“Then tell me what you truly think of me,” he invited coolly.
I meant to release this book last month, but as always I didn't want to rush things, hence the delay. I can be certain now, however, that I'll be able to release Tarif THIS MONTH (October 2017) and Rayyan as well.
For those who have yet to read any of my Desert Sheikh books, here's my suggested reading order:
What if Cinderella’s prince was her stepbrother…and he was anything but charming?I used to be an ordinary small-town girl, working day and night just to make ends meet. But then my mother married the king and my life changed forever.
Now, I had a stepbrother prince. He was beautiful and sexy, really charming with everyone. But with me, he was a controlling jerk.
God, I hated him, and I thought he hated me back…until the prince showed me hate was just another form of love.
I’ve never been attracted to bad boys.
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Note: This is a loose, HOT adaptation of Jane Eyre. It was published previously under one of my pen names.
About this book...
Hello again! As some of you may know, I recently shared a blog post by my friend Krista Lakes on Facebook. In it, she announced that she was leaving Kindle Unlimited and pretty much summed up everything that I also feel about the program. As a result, I've pulled out all of my Marian Tee books AND those that I secretly wrote using my pen name. While I do think KU is still good for other genres, it's not, however, a good place (at the moment at least) for the kind of books that I write.
Mr. Rochester is one of the latter. It's now republished under Marian Tee, and I'm really excited to have you guys read it. I loved this book, and there were so many times that I truly wanted to let my MT readers know about it.
HOWEVER, I had to keep it quiet as one of the reasons why I have my other pen name is because it worked as my stress reliever of sorts. While I do love writing as MT, it can also get emotionally draining once in a while. Trust me: if a book of mine made YOU cry buckets, it's the same thing for me during the writing process (probably even worse).
To prevent burnouts, I write my pen-name books in between. These books are hot, fun, angsty but they are NOT tearjerkers (remember, I'm using them to avoid burnouts). Even so, I think they're the kind you'd enjoy re-reading once in a while.
You see, I'm a great believer of writing the books that I (the author) personally would want to read, so if you tend to enjoy most of my work then that simply means WE SHARE THE SAME TASTE IN BOOKS. Ergo, since I enjoyed writing and reading my pen-name books as well, I think you'll like them, too.
TL;DR version: I hope you give Mr. Rochester a try. <3 There's more for Ms. Reed and Mr. Rochester if you want. Just ask! <3
They met fourteen years ago. She was a seven-year-old girl. He was a seventeen-year-old sheikh. They were not related by blood, and yet a twist of fate had them living as brother and sister.
Most people waited a lifetime to find the one meant for them – and they were the lucky ones. But then there were the others, people who never had to wait, people who had just known, soulmates who had found their way to each other before destiny could make up its mind about them---
Just because you knew someone was meant for you didn’t make that person yours.
ICYMI: Love You Again is the standalone sequel to Drawn: His Secret Toy, which means - yes - it will still make sense even if you haven't read the first book, and yes - there are NO CLIFFHANGERS.
Dear Anonymous Readers,
In case you missed it...
Honestly, I've been beating myself up over this since last month. I could've finished this weeks ago, but somehow I just keep finding more and more scenes to add - I didn't want to skip any of the little moments. Maybe it's just me, but with Yuki and KC, it's those cute (and oh-so-hot) little moments that made their story so special and unforgettable. And with Drawn 2 based in Tokyo, it's impossible that they won't have MORE of those moments, right?
Speaking of Tokyo - as mentioned above, I was also hoping I could finish the book before I leave, and I suppose I still could if I just keep working (sleep is so overrated, duh) - BUT you know what? I'm not going to stress it. I really think it's fate.
I'm going to type THE END in Japan. I'm going to write my Dear Reader note from a cafe, timestamp it, and make it IG official. It's fitting, right? I wrote Drawn because I needed to do something about all my Japanophile feels or I'd explode, and now, so many years later, I'd be writing the last words of the sequel in Tokyo, which, by the way, I never thought I'd have a chance to visit, but that's how amazing God is, and it will be my 3rd visit now --- AND I'M BABBLING.
Sorry. I think I'm just feeling a little emotional. >.< If you guys have been with me from the start, you've probably heard me (or rather, read) talking about how special Drawn is to me over and over. And it really is. I'm feeling teary-eyed (literally) at the thought that its sequel will be the first thing I'd actually be writing in Japan. Feels like I've come full circle.
Aaaaaanyway, enough babbling. That's my update. Hope you guys can wait for Love You Again (Drawn 2)!
Surprise, surprise! :D
And without further ado---
“You were right when you said that nothing will change the way you are. But it doesn’t mean you’re without hope, di Luca. It only means you need to wait for the right person---” He saw Christien’s lips twist in distaste and Derek made a gesture of acceptance. “Yes, I fucking know how clichéd that sounds. But I also know it’s true. You can’t feel the way you’re supposed to because the right person hasn’t come along yet to teach you how to feel---”
Here is where I talk about behind-the-scene stuff that readers may want to know more about.