She preferred Tyler’s dark hair and gentle manner #mfrwhooks

I’m continuing today with another snippet from my brand new release, The Seven-Foot Cupid — book one in the Passion Island trilogy.

Both Ember and Tyler are Encroachment Officers, or encros, though for different settlements on this colony world. They’re the tough people who handle the hard jobs like exploring, dealing with wild animals, and blazing trails through the wilderness.

Last week, the seven-foot-tall title character burst in on Ember and Tyler, making her think of when she’d held Tyler.

Those powerful arms… She’d briefly lain atop him when she fell on him, but she’d been too distracted to pay attention. His words made her wish she could remember the sensation. She thought she’d liked it, but it’d be good to know for sure.

“I don’t need help.” She stood straighter and clenched her fists.

“Have it your way.”

The newcomer was well built, handsome, and tall. He was half a foot taller even than Estrella—close to seven feet tall.

She felt like a midget. A female midget, because, like Tyler, he made her aware of her femininity. Being surrounded by two bulging barrels of testosterone sent vibrations through her core. The newcomer had the chiseled face of a warrior angel. His hair was long and golden, tied back in a stallion tail. She swiped at her hair with one hand and straightened her blouse with the other. Then wished she hadn’t, because the man had noticed. He smiled.

“There are as many people down here as the proverbial New York spaceport,” Tyler muttered. He glared at the newcomer.

She agreed with the sentiment, but his tender male ego would probably be wounded to learn she would’ve been glad to be rid of them both.

To be fair, Estrella was every bit as intriguing as the new guy. She preferred Tyler’s dark hair and gentle manner compared to the newcomer’s Greek god aloofness. But Tyler had witnessed her fall and emotional vulnerability. She didn’t like that.

This book is now live! A few reviews are in, and I’m waiting for more.

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The Seven Foot Cupid

Book One in the Passion Island Trilogy

Ember Dayle is a tough lady who prides herself on handling anything her newly colonized planet can throw at her, so after an injury, she’s determined to prove herself again. She gets her chance when ordered to explore a mysterious cave on a wilderness mountain. Until that’s done, the last thing she needs is the distraction of a man.

Tyler, an explorer from her town’s fierce rival, is sent to explore the same cave. Like Ember, he’s been in an accident . . . but he was the only survivor. When he meets her, he’s drawn not only to her beauty and toughness, but by her ability to deal openly with her accident.

Booker is a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret group that hopes to make the colonists stronger, healthier, and smarter by matching people with compatible genes. His first assignment — Ember and Tyler. His strategy — lock them in an abandoned cabin together.

He doesn’t realize he’s locked them in with the fiercest, most intelligent native beast ever discovered. Can love help them survive?

The Seven-Foot Cupid is now available, so get your copy today


  1. Love your vivid descriptions of the characters. I can picture them easily. Got the book!
    JQ Rose

    1. You’re my new favoritest person in the world, J.Q.!

  2. Bet she wished to get rid of them both

    1. Or at least feel safe around them.

  3. kryssiefortune · · Reply

    I kive the “two bulging barrels of testosterone” and “the chiselled face of a warrior angel,”
    Also I need to know what an Aprentise Cupid is.
    Great writing.

    1. I’m blushing, Kryssie. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. This must be Booker. I never thought of Cupids as having testosterone…!

    1. You probably never thought of Cupid as seven feet tall, either.

  5. If she’s that independent, I’m sure she’s not happy that Tyler saw her vulnerability. She’d probably prefer to really trust someone first, before she made the decision to allow them to see that part of her. Females are always judged more harshly than males.

    I wonder if she’s intrigued enough by the 7-foot guy’s aloofness to try to tame him?

    1. The circumstances, so far removed from the standards of everyday life, tend to mitigate any embarrassment she might feel.

  6. What a fun bit here

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Janet!

  7. Enjoyed the descriptions of the characters. Sounds like she’s not in favor of either of them. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Don’t worry. In time, she’ll warm up to one of them.

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