Kay Dee Royal
Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: Muse It HOT! Publishing
Date of Publication: November 4, 2014
Number of pages: 38
Word Count: 10,000
Cover Artist: Shirley Burnett
Tag: Holly discovers a whole new erotic world when confronted by the elusive cougar.
Holly Preston, freelance nature photographer, gets lost in the dark and stranded in the forest on a mission to locate the elusive cougar for the shot of a lifetime.
Keyt Darkly, Forest Ranger, tracks her with more in mind than rescue.
She discovers cougars are nothing compared to what awaits her in a cabin hidden deep in the darkness…
Warning: Sizzling Hot, M/F, F/F, M/M, M/F/M, multiple partners, anal play, and ultra-arousing sex
A snarled warning from something ahead startled me. I stopped and raised the flashlight in the direction of the sound. My hand shook and the light jiggled. A large cat sprang at the wavering beam of light, like a domestic cat playing with a laser beam. Only this creature moved with the speed and stealth of a ninja, powerful muscles rippling along its haunches as it pounced only a few feet in front of me. I held my scream, but dropped the flashlight. It rolled down the hill, leaving me standing in darkness in front of…a cougar.
Holy cougar-bait, now what do I do? I couldn’t stop shaking while my knees turned to jelly and threatened to crumple under me. Crap. Okay, I had sticks…in my hand. I used one to balance and keep me from falling down.
Then the cat ripped past me, tearing in the direction of the flashlight.
It knocked me down, sticks and all. I lay there frozen, listening as the flashlight skidded here and there, until it finally went out.
The cat snarled, whether in anger or play, I really didn’t know and didn’t want to hang around to find out. I crawled, afraid to stand, feeling my way in the opposite direction of where the cat originated.
Attempting to be soundless in the dark over dead leaves was for the birds…they could fly, while I made lots of noise.
Another something snapped as my knee took the hit. Then I sensed the giant cat was near. Folding my knees under me and covering my head with my arms, I lay face down on the ground. It wasn’t for ferocious cats that a person was supposed to act dead around, but at this point I had no choice. I certainly wasn’t going to run. It would only toy with me until it killed me, like it killed my flashlight.
Its warm, moist breath moved the hair that had fallen over my arms as air puffed in and out of its mouth. I knew they smelled with their mouths open and thanked the universe it was too dark to see its sharp fangs. It pawed my arm, back, side, sole of my foot, and then my butt.
I wanted to shout, “Private place!” But as soon as the thought hit my brain, the beast’s claws shredded the back of my jeans. I jerked at the sound of tearing fabric, every part of me screaming to run, and yet the sharp nails never connected with my skin.
1 sentence quote:
Naked-guy looked like he was studying me, tilting his head, and then his lips parted…was he panting?
3 sentence quote:
“I can’t take you like this when you have no idea.” His breathless words made no sense. His body was trembling like mine. He wanted me as much as I wanted him.
Character Name: Holly Preston of Holly Gets Darkly by Kay Dee Royal
Character Bio: Holly Preston, freelance nature photographer, drawn to wildlife, with an exceptional interest in the elusive cougar of Michigan. She loves the forest and lives for a photo shot of the big cat in its natural habitat; taking every moment she can to follow leads.
Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?
Easy pick on my worst quality – I struggle with fitting in, therefore like to blend into the walls. My best is being fearless while hiking through forests alone – day or night, I love everything about it and feel like it’s home.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
I’m not sure…maybe the admiration and respect I have for the wildlife of the world – those creatures deserve it. Maybe in some way my wildlife pictures will speak at a soul level to someone who can make a difference in protecting them and their habitat.
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
I grew up in Foster Care homes…a lot of them. Like I mentioned earlier, I struggled to fit in and most families grew tired of the fact I couldn’t.
What are you most afraid of?
Hmmm, I don’t really think I have any fears. Sounds weird, right? I mean, I chased a purse thief down the street and tackled him. He was twice my size, and I didn’t even notice that until I had him face down on the ground with his arms pinned above his head. A crowd gathered and applauded, much to my amazement and thankfulness, because honestly, I wasn’t sure if I could hold him like that for long.
What do you want more than anything?
To find my place in life…to find comfort in who I am, and why I don’t fit.
What is your relationship status?
Not sure why I can’t seem to find “the guy,” not in the cards for me I guess. I don’t spend a lot of time in places where I meet men…and when I do, well, I’m not the kind of woman most men want to take home. *This is pre-Holly Gets Darkly BTW
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
*LOL* I’m sure this has a lot to do with why I don’t attract attention from men. I’m conservative and casual – dress for comfort and practicality of my surroundings…I spend most of my time in the forests or rural areas, not much time preening for a night on the town. I’ve never walked in stilettoes and can’t imagine ever doing so.
How much of a rebel are you?
I wouldn’t consider myself a rebel…just different, like a square trying to fit into a circle. I don’t like being the center of attention…in other words I like being the one behind the camera lens. It’s my hideaway.
What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?
Discovering the beast I’ve dedicated a good portion of my life to find. I can’t say much here as I don’t want to ruin my story for the reader…but, I witness something I’ve never seen before.
What is your idea of happiness?
Being comfortable with the ones I’m with…being open, authentic, and true…and having it returned to me in full.
What is your current state of mind?
*LOL* Happy *grins* Yep…you’ll need to read the story to find out why.
What is your most treasured possession?
Belonging – I know it isn’t really anything I can hold in my hand or something I can see with my eyes, but it is huge and fulfilling in my heart.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Maybe being a little naïve when it comes to deep love – recognizing it for what it is and isn’t.
What is it that you, most dislike?
Hypocrites. That’s why I’m drawn to wildlife…they are survivors, and there’s nothing about them that pretends to be something they are not.
Which living person do you, most despise?
I can’t think of anyone I despise, but I’m truly disappointed that I never knew my father or mother.
What is your greatest regret?
Not looking harder for my family tree…knowing who I am…my foundation.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
That he supports me for who I am and lets me be me because it fulfills him as much as it does me.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Authenticity – being genuine promotes trust.
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
*LOL* I have to say it’s Keyt Darkly *grins* My hero
Which living person do you most admire?
Allison, for reading my story and making sure it all made sense She reads so fast, like the speed of light and has the intuition to know when something’s off – Love you, Allison: )
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I’d want to feel comfortable in my skin much sooner…it would have made my life a lot less stressful and lonely.
What is your motto?
Cougar bait might mean mate *grins*
Once again thank you for the interview.
Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity, Jeanine. When Kay Dee gives us free rein, it’s nice to get out and take a run in the forest…and sometimes to visit with nice people: ) It’s been wonderful visiting with you…now, time for that run
1 $15 GC from Muse It HOT! Publishing Store
1 $5 GC from Muse It HOT! Publishing store
2 PDF copies of 4-hot stories Bundle
Paranormal – Chance and Olivia’s story goes beyond age, beyond human, and definitely beyond sizzling hot ~ not for the faint of heart on some pages. A love story boundless and on the wild-side in Staring Into the Eyes of Chance.
Paranormal – Brea loses her twin sister years ago, but never loses hope that someday she’ll surface. Wolves are Brea’s passion in more than one way, and a couple of brothers visit, giving her a whole new view of the world in Big Girls Don’t Cry Wolf.
Fantasy – Netta struggles too long with an abusive relationship ~ all she wants is a perfect man, one who rocks her world, and Lacey changes everything in How to Net a Prince.
Contemporary – Lacinda wins a singles cruise ~ three weeks of total bliss, only she has no idea what that even means, until Blade steps up and takes her over in One Plus One.
Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary erotic romance—maybe because they’re also her favorite genres to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun.
She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dog, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea).
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kay-Dee-Royal/e/B004T8WGEW
Muse It HOT Publishing Author Page: