Uninhibited…what’s that about??

I think I remember Liz saying she was going to be out today, and I’ve been wanting to write this post for a few weeks now, so I’ll just do that. 🙂

If you’re not familiar with my series, it’s called Uninhibited In Apple Trail, Arkansas. When I came up with that title, I knew it was perfect and ran with it. It was perfect. The women in the stories were casting aside their inner restrictions and taking what they want. Some of their restrictions are simple manners, that you’re a woman and aren’t supposed to think–or DO–do that sort of thing!

It never dawned on me that readers would confuse the “Uninhibited” part with daring sexual acts. Is there sex the Apple Trail Series–Oh, heck yeah baby!!! Is it daring, experimental and pushing limits? ….well….for the heroines themselves, yes. Absolutely. For readers expecting something extremely steamy, not so much.

In Through The Wall, Stephanie Faulkner is recently divorced. She married the only man she’d ever been with and then got the shock of her life when she caught him bending her best friend over her couch. As the hurt wore off, Stephanie couldn’t help but wonder why her husband had never taken her like that. He’d never had sex with her in the living room, or pulled on her hair. In Through The Wall, Stephanie has to swallow her shyness, get a little blunt and ask for exactly what she wants. She has to release her inhibitions. Stephanie grabbing life by the balls is what kicked off the entire Apple Trail Series and here it is:

She pulled in a deep breath, stopped right there in the middle of the dead Sunday afternoon road and stared right into his eyes. “I want rough…er, sex.”

He looked at herfor a long moment and finally he chuckled. “Funny.”

There was her way out of this conversation. She could laugh with him and that’d be it. But she didn’t want out. “I’m not being funny.”

“Uh-huh. And how much did you have to drink?” He tugged on her hair. “Not like you to drink this much.”

“I’ve only had a few.”And she was feeling darn sober at the moment. “I’m serious.”

His mouth dropped and his arm fell away from her shoulder. His eyes drifted closed as he shook his head. “We’ve never…”

She was in deep now, she wouldn’t back away. The margaritas were a help. Ding! Point two for having four. She swallowed and sucked in a deep
breath. “I know. I want to. To find out.”

His mouth snapped shut. His jaw tightened, giving her the first sign of just how big of a mistake this might be, but she refused to give up, so she forced onward. He had to at least think about it. “I want something more than plain vanilla. Nothing extreme like cherry blizzard blast, but maybe a little chocolate with syrup.” She rubbed her neck. “And a little squirt of whipped cream.”

Or a big squirt.

He wasn’t looking at her. In fact, he had turned away until his tight jeans curving along his nice ass faced her. The sun blazed down even hotter on the pavement somehow or maybe it was embarrassment burning her through and through. That scent of melting tar? That wasn’t from the hot sun on the pavement but her body catching fire from her blush.

Noise and laughter from the barbeque carried over and echoed off their apartment building and back to them. Which meant, their words could also go back to the barbeque. They weren’t quite as alone as she’d like, especially with a couple of kids coming down the sidewalk toward them.

Sweat trickled down her temple and she shifted her feet, kicking a stray rock from the road. There was no breeze or shade. She was sitting under a heat lamp while her future paced about in front of her trying to figure out if she was indeed serious or drunk off her ass.

Parker stopped and stared up at the bright blue sky. “Why me?”

Liquid courage pushed her on. “We’ve been neighbors for months now. Our beds are on the same wall.” He was turning. She could picture his slack-jawed mouth and yep, there it was, right along with big eyes. Not quite horrified, but then, he didn’t exactly looked thrilled. She squared her shoulders and forged ahead. “Well, I think, from what I’ve heard, that is, you could help me.”

Before he could say anything, the hum of an engine revved. She glanced back and saw a truck headed their way. Parker put his hand to her back and steered her off the road, toward their building. So much for being in the street to put her out of her misery should this little chat get any worse. And one thing was for certain, this conversation was surely going to get worse.

Parker was shaking his head again. “No. This isn’t a good idea.”

She shrugged, trying to maintain this casual I’m-so-cool-I-can-ask-for-sex look. “It would just be a couple of… encounters.”

“Encounters,” he echoed with a shake of his head. “No. We’re going to our apartments and we’re going to forget this.”

She shook her head. “I’ve never had anything exciting. It’s always been just a rub over my hip, a stroke down my thigh and that’s it. And that was okay, but I want more. I want to be used and—”

“I don’t want to hear this.” He jabbed his key in the main door and pulled it open for her.

She stopped in front of him and held him there in the doorway. The blast of the air conditioning slapped her with a whole new sense of drive. She could do this. She could push through. Maybe if she put her chest against his, and slid her leg up his thigh, but she hadn’t drank quite enough for those kinds of moves. “What I’m saying is, it was always the same. Eighty percent of the time, I’ve been on the bottom.”

“Not listening.” He put his hand to her back and turned her in the building.

But he was listening. He wouldn’t be wiping at his brow and tugging at his shirt otherwise.

“I’m not asking for a lot, just something up against a door. Or in the shower. I don’t want to be chained up and beaten with a whip. I just want a little something more. I need this, Parker.”

So that’s Stephanie overcoming her nerves and taking what she wants. I’ll do a series of these posts with each heroine. And if you’re curious, each of my novellas have a HEA or a HFN.

Available in ebook format for only $1.99 from Amazon Kindle | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Smashwords | Sony | Diesel | Apple | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | Digibooks Café | 1PlaceforRomance | All Romance Ebooks and Omnilit | CoffeeTime Romance eBookstore | Bookstrand

Or it’s cheaper in the long run to get the Antho bundle, Apple Trail, Vol 1 for $4.99  Amazon Kindle | Kindle UK | Kindle DE | Smashwords | Sony | Apple | Barnes & Noble (Nook) | 1PlaceforRomance | All Romance Ebooks and Omnilit | BookStrand

Or the Print Bundle! Amazon | TMP | Barnes & Noble |

If anyone has questions about the series–ask away!

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