A Romp-o-licious Snippet from ANTE UP by Amanda Carlson

Posted August 11, 2014 by Jennifer in Stomp vs Romp 2014 | | 8 Comments

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A sexy snippet from ANTE UP, the third installment of the Sin City Collectors series. ANTE UP releases on 8/18/14. ACES WILD, the first by Amanda, and QUEEN OF HEARTS, by Kristen Painter are both available now.

Queen of Hearts    Aces Wild


Sofia Cabrera is having a very naughty dream about her shifter. Or is she?


Sofia woke with a start, panting.

Her brain felt hazy, but she chalked it up to lack of sleep. She hadn’t gotten a lot in the last few weeks. The move had consumed most of her time, and she was bone-tired. Her house was well warded, and no alarms had been triggered, so she turned and nestled deeper under the covers, pulling her soft duvet cover around her for warmth. She had to cocoon herself against the frigid air conditioning, which she’d have to turn down tomorrow.

It was much too cold in here.

As she drifted back to sleep, she smiled as sensual thoughts of Diesel began to run through her mind again. Her nipples tightened as images of him naked and hard began to infiltrate her consciousness. He paced toward her bed, smiling his lopsided grin, his head angled down as he drank her in from head to toe. Somehow, her covers vanished, but now the cold temp felt delicious as it tickled over her bare breasts. She beamed at him, half-delirious in sleep. “You finally came.”

“Of course I did. I’ve always been yours. You can’t hide from me any longer, my sweet,” he whispered as he bent over the bed.

“Hide from you?” She giggled. “I’m not hiding at all. In fact, I don’t think I could be any more obvious. If you haven’t already guessed, I’m totally in to you.”

He slid into the bed beside her, taking her mouth aggressively, his tongue filling her, stroking against hers desperately. It was a rich, hot kiss, completely intoxicating in every way. She felt drunk as she reached up to run her hands through his hair. She could almost feel it beneath her fingers as she pulled him close.

She moaned against his lips.

“Open up for me,” he growled.

She obliged, spreading her legs for him. She wiggled back and forth, her breath catching as his hand delved between her warm folds. “Oh…” she groaned, her chest heaving upward, her head tumbling back and forth against the pillow.

She always slept naked and she’d never been happier. Her breaths came in shallow gasps as he wrapped his hands around her hips, titling her upward. Her eyes were closed, but she could see him outlined perfectly in her mind. Every detail. He was glorious and so real. His smooth, broad chest felt like heaven beneath her fingertips. His beautiful grin and his green eyes were finally hers for the taking.

The way he was looking down on her seared her to the core.

Lust pooled in his eyes.

She wanted him more than she’d ever wanted anyone in her entire life. “Yes, it has to be you,” she whispered. Her libido shot into overdrive and she allowed herself to become lost to the delicious current that beat through her. “I want this. Please…Diesel…please…”

For a single second, his eyes flickered above her, momentarily going from green to black.

Wait, that wasn’t right.

Sofia tried to wake, but she felt heavy, like her limbs were suddenly made of stone. Her brain was fuzzy again, but this time it wouldn’t clear on its own. She struggled to process what was happening. She was so turned on, it was hard for her to let go of those feelings. She wanted this so badly, needed this release more than anything.

“Yes, my sweet. That’s it, give in to me. Find the pleasure you seek. Only I can give it to you this way…”


Ante UpANTE UP by Amanda Carlson

Installment #3 of the Sin City Collectors

Welcome to Las Vegas, home of the Sin City Collectors. The job description is easy: Bring the offending supernatural in to the Boss and don’t ask any questions.

Diesel Jones is a shifter with moon issues. Not the best combination to have. His dream of becoming a Sin City Collector had always lingered in the shadows because of his inability to control himself under a full moon. When Louie Fiore decides to test his merit, and gives him a job for the agency, Diesel jumps at the chance. But when he finds he has to come up against an incubus, painful issues from the past resurface, and instead of bringing the sex demon in, he only has one thing on his mind—kill.

Sofia Cabrera is the new witch in town, and she’s more than anyone bargained for. She finds herself drawn to Diesel, the sexy shifter, the first moment she lays eyes on him. When she finds herself the target of an organization of incubi, who take what they want without asking, Diesel comes to her aid unexpectedly. They end up fighting the threat together, and in the process, Sofia discovers she—and she alone—can tame his rages.

What’s Collected in Vegas, stays in Vegas…


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*All Sin City Collectors Novellas are stand alone novellas, all set within the world of the SCC. Our goal is for you to sit back and enjoy the ride as each author presents their unique story. The world of the Sin City Collectors is big. Places and characters will overlap, so be sure to look for your favorites and stay tuned for more novellas!



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About Amanda Carlson

Amanda is a Minnesota girl, born and bred. She started writing stories about teenage girls and their social missteps while in high school. She’s been writing for over ten years, but began writing fiction in earnest after her second child was born.

Her books are face-paced, filled with action and adventure. Her Jessica McClain urban fantasy series is published by ORBIT US & UK, a Hachette book imprint. Her Sin City Collectors series is her foray into paranormal romance, and they are hot and action packed. She lives in Minneapolis, with her husband and three kids.

About Kristen Painter

A little about me: I’m a former college English teacher, but I’ve held a crazy mix of other jobs including maitre’d for Wolfgang Puck, personal trainer, and sales for Christian Dior Bijoux. On the writing side of things, I’m a two-time Golden Heart finalist and have been on the board of three different RWA chapters. What can I say? I like getting involved. I’m not adverse to bossing people around either.

I have a *slight* shoe addiction and occasionally indulge in an unnecessary handbag. Hah! That was a joke. There is no such thing as an unnecessary handbag. I love make up and jewelry and spa days. Yes, I’m a girly girl. But don’t think that makes me weak. I can (and do) kill off characters with the best of them. Speaking of which…

My forays into writing have been as varied as the jobs I’ve held. I’ve written poetry, articles for magazines, short stories, paranormal romances (that include fantasy, contemporary and steampunk genres) and now I’ve found a home with urban fantasy. I love worldbuilding and few genres give you the kind of license urban fantasy does.

I’m also the co-founder of the award-winning writer’s site Romancedivas.com.

I live in FL with my retired Air Force husband and a horde of feline dependents. I’m represented by The Knight Agency.

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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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8 responses to “A Romp-o-licious Snippet from ANTE UP by Amanda Carlson

  1. This series is new to me, but I love the Las Vegas vibe with the supernatural mix thrown in! That excerpt was definitely smoldering – thanks for sharing and the giveaway as well! 🙂

  2. No offense, but my STOMP author actually wrote a REAL guest post instead of just taking the lazy way out and sharing an excerpt—as good as it may be… That being said, I am still entering this giveaway. LOL Hypocrite much? 😉 VOTE STOMP!!

  3. it’s the first time i see a series written by different authors, i think teh fact they are all stand alone novella is teh best way for that but yes i’m curious^^