January 11, 2012

Live For The Todays

Please welcome my friend and fellow author, the super sweet and very talented Drea Becraft!

Live For The Todays by Drea Becraft.

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Vengeance is only a mouse click away, but what happens when you fall for the one your suppose to hate. Diane Miles lets very few people into her life, and the ones she calls family, she never lets go of. But what is she to do when her best friend is dying and her whole world is about to be torn apart.

Chase Griffin is in shock when a woman accuses him of treating one of his employees wrongfully. When she takes over his system making it impossible to do his work, he doesn't know whether to strangle her or spank her until she begs for mercy. When he discovers who his local vigilante is, strangling is the last thing on his mind as she becomes his rock during the last days of his sisters life.


From: Me <>
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2010, 8:19 AM
Subject: Oops, did I do that????

It’s been a month, Ace, and you have yet to find and fire the one who wronged my friend. I have given you more than ample time and now it’s time for you to pay.
You are up against one hell of a computer chick. And Ace, I am holding your system ransom until you meet the demands.
I hope you don’t have important meetings you need to be in this week, because I just cancelled them.
Oh isn’t it wonderful how the world translates in 101011, LOL.

Your Local Vigilante

Oh, how good it felt finally sending that message. After a long night of hacking into the arrogant asshole’s computer system, she finally had the worm in place, and his system stalled. Sometimes, it paid to be one hell of a computer wiz and even one better, having software irreversible by anyone but herself.
Sure, it would be a huge inconvenience for both Mr. Griffin and maybe his secretary, but that’s as far as her vigilance went. Diane only wanted to make one man pay, so no need to hack the entire ARC main frame. Other employees should not pay for the failure of their boss, nor should the customers who pay for services needed.
Chuckling lightly she added one of the many pictures she had of a super muscled and super shiny naked man. The man was seriously too prude for his own good so why not add a little man candy in the mix? Plus it made her happy to imagine the look on his face as a man in all his glory playing with himself popped up every time he clicked the mouse.
Totally engrossed in what she was doing, Diane didn’t notice Tina standing in the doorway. Dressed in a black skirt with a yellow blouse, she had her hair pulled in a bun. If you didn’t know any better, you would think she was your ordinary woman, but Diane did know better.
“What are you looking at?” Crossing the room, Tina looked over her shoulder at the naked man holding himself while leaning his head under the spray of his seemingly enjoyable shower. “Nice, where can I get one of those?”
“1-800-HOT-DICK,” bringing a chuckle from them both.
“You’ve been at it all night again, haven’t you?” Tina said, crossing her arms across her chest and glaring.
“Always treating me like a kid. Yeah Mommy, I spent all night on the computer. But I swear, once I hit the pillows, I’ll sleep all afternoon.” With a half smile, Diane pushed away from the desk and headed toward her friend.
“You better, I swear I have no idea how you go on as little sleep as you do. I would have migraines out the ass if I tried to pull that stunt.”
“Luck of the genes, I guess.” Diane shrugged then hugged her friend lightly. Releasing her, she stepped back a couple of steps to continue their conversation. “When are you going to give your resignation?”
“I will in a couple of weeks. We have some pretty big hitters coming in and I want to get them settled before I up and leave. It’s the least I can do before I leave them bereft an acquisitions agent.”
“And a damn good one at that.”
 “Amen, sister.”
“You are too kind to that man after the way he treated you.”
“Just because someone else got the job as agent doesn’t mean he’s not a good boss, Diane. I sure don’t hold a grudge over what happened. And I have no clue why you would either.”
“I just hate to see anyone hurt the ones I love.”
“Oh, honey, I love you too but just let it go. It’s so not worth the trouble or worry.”
“I can’t help but worry about you, T. You’re my family.”
“You’re my best friend, and I would be so lost without you.”
“I know. I am pretty fabulous.” Blowing on her nails, then on her shirt, she winked at her friend.

* * * *

Chase was pissed. Not only could he not get into any of his files, but his email didn’t work unless sending to only one recipient. The tech guys from his IT department could do nothing to restore it but assured him that only his files were hostage, both were a relief and an annoyance. Obviously, he was the only target of this vigilante, and she was doing a really good job.
Even more pissed now than when first discovering the problem hours ago, Chase shot off an email to his nemesis, satisfied in the knowledge that while he enjoyed a great lunch with his sister and best friend she would be squirming.

From: Chase <>
Date: Monday, July 6, 2010, 12:10 PM

Listen, I don’t know who the fuck you are, or how the fuck you got into my system, but I want it RESTORED NOW. You can’t just mess with someone’s livelihood. You mess with me and you mess with the company. Not only are you screwing over your friend but also the people that work for my company.
I have no idea what started this, but if you don’t restore it, I will find you and have my lawyers so far up your ass you won’t know where you end and they begin.

Chase Griffin
President & CEO
ARC Management Company

Adult excerpt
Dinner was filled with conversation and laughter, all four of them talking freely as if nothing out of the ordinary was going on. Nevertheless, all Diane could think about was getting Chase into bed. Her body ignited instantly with just the thought of his big hands running all over her body.
After the dishes were loaded and the dishwasher started, they all gathered in the living room for a rather loud game of monopoly. After they figured there was not going to be a winner, Jack and Tina headed for their room.
Diane cleaned up the game and put it away on the shelf. The whole time Chase stared at her from the doorway of their room. Turning only slightly when she passed him, she headed toward the sliding door.
“What are you doing?” he asked, shifting his weight.
“Opening the door so we can hear the ocean and feel the breeze.”
“Does this mean I’m not sleeping on the couch?”
“You might if you don’t go take a shower.”
Smelling under his armpits, he then turned to look at her, “I don’t smell that bad.”
“You’re used to your own funk while the rest of us gag in your filth.”
Growling, Chase crossed the room and scooper her up into his arms. Diane couldn’t contain the giggle as he headed for bathroom. “What do you think you’re doing?” she asked between giggling fits.
“I thought we would conserve water and take a shower together.”
“Oh, are you saying I stink now too?”
“I would never.” Faking a shocked look, he gave her a huge smile.
“Then you’re saying I’m just your average dirty.”
“No, I was actually thinking of all the dirty things we can do in there.”
“Oh really, and who says I want to do dirty things?”
Setting her on her feet just outside the shower stall, Chase leaned down and bit the side of her neck, then kissed the sting away. “Are you saying you don’t?” He asked as his hands roamed her back.
“I think I may be able to be persuaded.”
Reaching for the hem of his shirt, she coached him to lift his hands over his head. Once the shirt was off she threw it to the floor and ran her hands down his hard pecs. Scraping her fingernails over his abs, she leaned over to run her tongue over his flat nipple. Pulling it between her teeth then biting, ever so slightly, she was rewarded with a low growl. Taking that as encouragement, she released it and showed the same attention to the other nipple. Just as she was soothing away the sting, his hand tangled with her hair and pulled her up to his face.
His mouth devoured hers, including his tongue. Both dueled as they hastily stripped each other’s clothes off. Chase backed her into the stall until she rested against the cool tile.
Holding his hand up, he spoke breathlessly, “Hold that thought.”
Turning slightly, he turned the handles to the shower making the showerhead sputter then showering them both with warm water. Fiddling with the handles for a few seconds, the water became the perfect temperature. Then Chase reached for her and pulled her under the stream with him.
Reaching for the loofa, he held it under the stream and loaded it with her body wash. Slowly, he rubbed it along her body, starting first with her neck then running it down her back.
As he ran it around the globes of her ass, he slowly lowered himself to his knees on the tile. Dropping the loofa, he grabbed her left calf, lifting it and lowering it over his shoulder. He buried his face in her pussy and began running his tongue along the outer seams of her lips.
The sensation was so great her knees buckled, and he caught her by the ass, steadying her.
Looking down, she met his lust-filled eyes.
“Rest your back against the tiles,” Chase rasped, moving his hands to spread her lips wide, revealing her pink core.
Complying, Diane leaned back, relaxing and trusting that he would keep her up. Once her back hit the now slick tile, she again looked down at him, just in time to watch him run the flat of his tongue along her opening. When the tip of his tongue hit her clit, he leaned in further and sucked it into his mouth.
Pleasure surged through every part of her body, leaving her breathless. Chest heaving, she watched as her nipples puckered in front of her eyes. Still holding his gaze, she used her hands to grope her breasts then pluck her nipples.
Chase growled low in his throat and began to eat at her in earnest. Each lick brought her pleasure higher and higher until she felt as if she were breaking apart, blinding white light shown behind her eyes while Chase continued licking the cream from her body.
Once the pleasure subsided, she lowered her leg from his shoulder and pulled him to her waiting mouth. Still tasting the remnants of her pleasure on his tongue, she sucked his tongue into her mouth.
“I need your cock in me…now,” Diane pleaded between kisses.
“Turn around and grab your toes.”

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  1. OH MY!! This one sounds good! I may not be computer savvy, but still..... The idea of bringing a powerful man to his knees does sound intriguing. Even IF it only starts with said computer!

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  2. Can't Wait to read it!

    Katie Bynum

  3. Foretta1/11/2012

    Sounds interesting

  4. Andrea1/11/2012

    This book sounds like a winner. I think it is sweet she is doing all of that for her friend. Can't wait to read it.


  5. This book sounds great! The mystery, intrigue and romance all blended together into one setting that sure captured my attention.


  6. Looking forward to this.

  7. sounds interesting.

  8. Hot excerpt! I absolutely love shower scenes. ;)


  9. A very hot read that I'd love to learn more about. Thanks for bringing it to us Drea, it sounds wonderful!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  10. Hm, Sounds interesting...
    Thanks for the blurb and excerpts! :)


  11. Anonymous1/12/2012

    Sounds like a keeper!

  12. Turn around and grab your toes?!?! Diane's a heck of a lot more limber than me! Interested to read what comes next.


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