About Moxie Girl Musings

Moxie Girl Musings is about starting over from square one after tragedy impacted my young family. It's filled with stories of triumph, struggle, snafus, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes there will be features from other writers that I like and every so often I'll include an original short story, but normally I simply write what's on my mind at the time. Welcome to my unfiltered true-life story as I figure out this thing called life. http://www.amberleaeaston.com

Sunday, September 27, 2015

One Week of No Strings Uncomplicated Sex Gets...Complicated #Romance

They agree to an anonymous fling in Belize to ring in the New Year...but love has other plans

Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday Blog Hop where multiple authors share excerpts of their work that they think captures the essence of 'scintillating.' Enjoy!

Excerpt of the romance adventure novella, Anonymity...

"I have no regrets about any of it, not the fact that my ex is out of my life for good or that I'm here with you." Her fingers pulled at the snap of his shorts.

"You're insatiable."

"You said that already." She laughed against his skin as her mouth moved over his shoulder and her hand worked its magic over his hard-on. "Are you afraid of me, Luke?"

"I can handle anything you have to dish out." He moved his body so that she straddled him and pushed open the robe to bare her breasts.

"We're going to tip this hammock over and break our necks." She pushed his shorts down his thighs.

"I'm willing to chance it." He braced them by putting one leg on the floor.

Not only was he doing things he'd never thought he'd do in his life—like sex against a palm tree and now in a hammock—but he felt protective over her when he knew he had no right. That would be breaking the deal. He'd agreed to play a role of vacation hook-up and he never broke his word.

When she leaned forward and tenderly kissed him, he pushed his hands through her hair and held on as if she were the only woman in the world.

From the back cover...

Alyssa McNeil is through with romance. In Belize on a solo vacation designed to make her forget that her ex is marrying someone else on New Year's Eve, she's determined to break free of her comfort zone. Meeting Luke Picket falls perfectly into her plans for indulging fantasy, letting go of inhibition, and having uncomplicated fun under the sun. Falling in love with him is definitely not on the agenda.

Luke Picket is more than happy to go along with her idea of a no strings, first-name only weeklong fling. He embraces his solo lifestyle and can't see that changing any time soon. When they find themselves trekking through the jungle and facing turbulent seas together, the feelings he'd fought so hard to avoid in his life start stirring in his closed-off permanent bachelor heart.   

But they'd agreed on anonymity, on a first-name-only-no-strings love affair, and neither wants to ruin the moment with unwanted declarations. Old beliefs are challenged. Doubts questioned. Will they stick to their deal and go their separate ways when the week is over? Or will the new year bring them a new attitude about love?

**Anonymity is book one of the Wanderlust Series, which is a series of romance adventure novels written as stand-alone books. In future series, some characters may make cameo appearances, but all are true stand-alone novels.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A Cowboy, a Mysterious Woman, a Snowstorm, Riveting #RomanticSuspense

She's been erased...
He's willing to risk his life to know her...
Assassins lurking in the snow...
Time's up...

Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday blog hop! Multiple authors are sharing 8 paragraphs of their work that they think captures the word, "scintillating." Enjoy this peek inside my romantic suspense novel, WhiteOut. 


He pulled off his shirt and tossed it onto a nearby chair. Without breaking eye contact, he unsnapped his jeans and pulled them off. "I know what I'm doing."

"But if—"

"If anyone dares come after you tonight, they'll have a hell of a fight on their hands." Wearing nothing but his white boxer briefs, he crawled to the center of the mattress and grinned at her. "C'mon, Superstar, there's only one thing left to do for people stuck in a snowstorm that won't be ending for days."

"Days?" She grinned at the mischievous look in his eyes and the wild disarray of his hair.

"I need to stay distracted so I don't freak myself out."

"Oh, really? Is the idea of making love to me for days freaking you out or is my truckload of baggage? Or both?"

"You ask too many damn questions. Come over here."

She knelt on the edge of the bed and peeled her dress over her head. When he immediately snagged her around the waist and covered a breast with his mouth, she moaned with pleasure.

From the back cover...

She's been erased.

As a protected witness, Brandi Simms has given up everything that made her unique to start over in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Blending into the background isn't easy, but it's vital for survival. When her handsome yet incorrigible neighbor—former Olympic skier turned cowboy—decides her aloof attitude is a challenge rather than a deterrent, she knows the only right thing to do is resist.

The secrets she hides are deadly.

Ryan Landry isn't accustomed to rejection. Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, he's the local hero who came home to run a ranch and be near his family. The mysterious neighbor who seems content to hang out with dogs rather than humans haunts his fantasies and ignites that competitive drive that led him to the world stage.

He's not one to give up.

When her dangerous past catches up to Brandi, Ryan is determined to break through her secrets to find the truth no matter what the cost. Trapped in a whiteout blizzard with unseen threats lurking in the snow, will they get a chance to create a new beginning or will Brandi's past be the death of them?