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Devlin’s Grace by Lee Ann Sontheimer – Spotlight/Excerpt/Giveaway

by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Published by Rebel Ink Press

42,000 words (eBook format)

Contemporary Romance

Heat Level: Steamy


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When he rides out of the fog on his motorcycle, Gracie Alloway almost mistook him for a demon rising from the smoke and steam of hell.  Except she’s attracted to him from the first moment.  Devlin’s everything she’s not – wild and a little wicked.  But opposites attract because good girl, college student Gracie wants more of this bad boy.


Devlin dreamed up a fantasy woman back inIraqa lot like Gracie and she evokes a side he hasn’t shown anyone in years.  She also dares to enter his personal space and take liberties no other woman’s dared.  Although he struggles with PTSD and other issues, Gracie won’t run and she refuses to abandon Devlin.


If she can just tame him and help him battle his demons. If he can teach her how to live a little bit more, they might just have a chance at a future together.

Excerpt #2 (Sensual):

He greeted her with a quiet smile, naked as Adam in the Garden of Eden.  His lean, scarred body immediately aroused her, all the more because Gracie knew from his expression he’d sloughed away some of his inner darkness for now.


Devlin glanced around the bedroom and grinned.  In place of the candles she’d wanted Gracie draped the single bedside lamp with a thin kitchen towel to soften the illumination.  The muted light set a similar mood and she’d found a Mannheim Steamroller CD among Dev’s collection so delightful music created some background ambiance.  Her earlier desire stirred and with a racy little witch walk, hips swaying, Gracie walked over to him.  Without a word, she touched his chest then dropped her hands lower to cup his manhood between her palms.  His cock came to life with speed and Devlin kissed her, without artifice and with nothing between them but basic want and sheer need.


His mouth cherished hers, nurtured and nuzzled Gracie’s lips.   Tingles danced along her spine and legs.  Devlin’s kisses sent electricity through her nipples and turned her pussy moist.


He held her and his hands strayed over her flesh, removing her garments with deft skill.  His kisses continued and he moved downward to kiss her breasts until she shivered.  Gracie’s fingers fondled Dev’s nipples and when they turned hard beneath her touch, she put her mouth over one to suckle.  His moan of pleasure fired her further and for the first time she dropped to her knees.


Gracie took his dick into her mouth and sucked, evoking a new sensation for her, more than a little strange yet she liked it.  When it stiffened, she used her lips to caress and Devlin cried out with wordless delight. “Oh, Jesus, babe,” he said, “That’s good, real good.  Don’t quit now.”


Unable to answer, Gracie used her tongue and Devlin quivered.  She continued until she thought he’d explode in her mouth and withdrew.  Dev jerked her to her feet then backed her to the bed.  In their haste for fulfillment neither turned down the covers and as soon as she found herself on her back, Gracie opened her legs wide.  Devlin dived between them, his cock proud and ready.  He entered her hard, swift and sure.  On impact, her walls tightened around him to squeeze as he moved within, each thrust bringing a new wave of pure pleasure.  Gracie’s body hummed with gladness as the erotic buzz of good sex claimed her.


Their connection rocked them both and they spiraled upward toward satisfaction, each level increasing the intensity of the sensual spasms.  Gracie strained against Devlin, clinging and almost crying for release.  His guttural noises of bliss brought her home and they came in a wild, spinning rush of ecstasy.  During the final burst of orgasm Gracie cried out too and their voices joined in joyful noise, united in body, connected with soul.


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About the Author:

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is a full-time romance author. A native of the old historic city of St. Joseph, Missouri, one time home to both Jesse James and the Pony Express, she now lives and writes in the beautiful Missouri Ozark region.  Her romance novels include <i>Love Never Fails, Witness Protection Program, Sing We Now of Christmas, A Patient Heart, In Love’s Own Time, Miss Good Samaritan, In The Shadow of War, Guy’s Angel,</i> and <i>Heart of the Ozarks</i>, all from Rebel Ink Press.  She also has six other novels and several novellas available. Her work also appears in more than twenty anthologies and she has multiple short story/non-fiction credits.


She is a member of RWA, Missouri Writers Guild, EPIC, and the Ozarks Writers League. Her work also appears in multiple anthologies. She earned a BA degree in both English and History from Missouri Southern State University as well as an AA Degree in Journalism from Crowder College.  She worked in broadcast media for a decade and also has a background in education.  Her weekly column “Hindsight” appears each week in the Neosho Daily News.


She is married to Roy W. Murphy and the couple has three children, Emily, Megan, and Patrick Murphy.


If Lee Ann – or Lee as many of her writing friends know her – isn’t writing, she’s reading or spending time outdoors.


In Neosho, Missouri, the small town she now calls home, she serves on the local library board, is active in the annual Relay For Life fight against cancer, has worked with the local Arts Council, and is active in her parish.


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Coming from Lee Ann Autumn/Winter 2012:

Kosovo Tales: Two Hearts, One Love (10/3)

Three Encounters of A Close Kind (11/3)

Movie Star Magic (Nov 2012)

Devlin’s Grace (11/17)

The Home Fires of Christmas (12/3)


Giveaway Info:
Prize is 5 eBook copies of “Devlin’s Grace” (1 each to 5 winners). Contest is tour-wide and open internationally. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Ends Nov 28.

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2 thoughts on “Devlin’s Grace by Lee Ann Sontheimer – Spotlight/Excerpt/Giveaway

  1. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the hot excerpt and giveaway

  2. Thanks for the spotlight and excerpt on this book – it sounds like something I would enjoy reading over the Thanksgiving holidays:) Congratulations to LeeAnn on the release.

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