Mount Bell. Take one extraordinary small town. Add a whole lot of far from ordinary people. A Recipe for disaster -- and love. (Country cooking recipes included)
Born on the 4th of July: This July 4th promises more fireworks than the ones at the county fair -- Jake and Laura will make a few of their own and maybe they can find a love Born On The Fourth Of July. (Funnel Cake Recipe)
Chocolate Covered Cheri: Jedadiah Blackheart has had one thing on his mind and that’s getting his assistant, Cheri Dodson, in a vat of chocolate so he can lick it all off. Cheri knows Jedadiah is up to something, and it’s certainly no good for her. Or is it? (Devilishly Good Fudge Pie Recipe)
The Witching Hour: Hazel’s spells always work, just not quite the way they’re supposed to. Drake, the hunky werewolf next door, has an appetite for a certain witch… and it’s all for her own good. Who ever heard of a virgin witch? (Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe)
SnowFyer: Seth has never met a woman whose panties he couldn’t get into. He is the frontman for SnowFyer, a hard rock band with a bad reputation. Among Scarlett’s many talents is driving Seth crazy. (Sausage and Apple Pie Recipe)
Opposites Attract: Steven’s a werewolf so he doesn’t particularly care for cats, but this one is so persistent! Felina Eldridge simply can’t resist the handsome man next door. Curiosity being ninety percent of a cat’s make-up, Felina sets out to find out exactly what kind of lover a werewolf would make. (Chicken Pot Pie Recipe)
Praise for Mount Bell (Box Set)
"Mount Bell is the culmination of five delightful little short stories that carry us on all sorts of adventures with all kinds of characters. It's a fast paced read that keeps you on your toes from start to finish."
-- 4 Stars from GKP2460, Amazon Review
Praise for Born on the 4th of July
"Ms. Marteeka Karland has written a cute and endearing story full of the hopes and dreams of many a young woman in rural America. The plot line is plausible and the storyline flows easily to a satisfying conclusion. I enjoyed this romp through small town U.S.A."
-- Katherine L. Hunt, Coffee Time Romance
"They say opposites attract, and this gem of a novella really brings that saying to life. For a fast moving, sexy quickie of a story to warm you up on a cold night, look no further than Born on the 4th of July. "
-- Belle Dessler, The Romance Studio
Praise for Chocolate Covered Cheri
"This is the first book of Ms. Karland's that I have read but it won't be my last. I love Ms. Karland's writing style. If you aren't already familiar with her work, I highly recommend this as a introduction. You won't be disappointed!"
-- Cherokee Rose, Whipped Cream Reviews
Praise for The Witching Hour
"The Witching Hour is a wonderful little paranormal romance of magic and giggles along the way. Marteeka Karland has done a tremendous job."
-- Jessica, Fallen Angel Reviews
"This is a fast moving work. Hazel and Drake's living situation in an apartment building full of senior citizens has the potential for some really funny moments, especially when Drake is caught naked after his change by one of the residents, there's a lot of life in that group yet. The lecherous sheriff is well done and gets his just desserts. This is a fun story with very hot love scenes."
-- Maura Frankman, The Romance Studio
"Funny, desirable and filled with wicked pleasure, The Witching Hour will thrill your senses while raising your temperature. Ms. Karland has written of characters that create a place where fantasy and pleasure combine to give readers a fantastic story. I would love to read more about this hilarious world. So buy this book because it will give you an insight into a world that only exists in fantasy. "
-- Sheryl, Ecataromance
Praise for SnowFyer
"Seth is seeing Scarlett in a totally different way—he wants her, but she’s watched him go through all the groupies that follow the band members around, & she refuses to let Seth play her like he does all the women he meets... I liked Seth’s hero’s journey & I loved the hot sex."
-- 4.5 Stars from Alberta, Manic Readers Review
Praise for Opposites Attract
"...funny, sweet, and I just couldn't stop reading it. I loved the quick wit that Ms Karland has. Anyone who wants a quick fun but steamy story needs to read this one."
--5 Stars from Redz, Redz World Reviews
"Not only is Opposites Attract hot but it's very funny as well. Coupled together, Marteeka Karland has penned a fantastic short tale about two individuals that are definitely meant to be together. When these two got together, their chemistry combusted and that is something you don't want to miss!"
5 Lips, 1 Chili Pepper! -- Two Lips Reviews
"Opposites Attract is just plain hot. Steven and Felina definitely have chemistry, and their love scenes are smoking hot! On top of that, Karland injects the story with ironic humor throughout the pages, which always increases my estimation of a book."
5 Klovers! -- Kwips and Kritiques
"I had a great time reading Felina and Steven's story. I liked their dialogue, both external and internal, and I thought the author created two lovable and interesting characters."
-- Xeranthemum, Long and Short Reviews
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Excerpt from Chocolate Covered Cheri
Jedadiah tinkered with the cameras and made sure all the remotes were covered in plastic. He'd sent Cheri off to dress in the bathing suit that matched her hair exactly. It was conservative enough to keep her comfortable, but he didn't plan on her wearing it very long. He'd kept his jeans on, but he didn't plan on wearing them very long, either. Which was probably a good thing because his cock was cramped inside the tight denim.
This was it. Licking chocolate from Cheri's delectable body would be the greatest pleasure of his life. Thus far, anyway. He planned on having many more pleasures from her, assuming he could convince her to let him. When she entered the room, she was covered throat to mid-thigh in a white terry robe and looked like she was going to her doom.
"Where do you want me?"
Jedadiah opened his mouth to say, "In my bed would be nice," but he covered the statement by clearing his throat. "Over there," he finally managed. "By the chocolate mousse. Keep the robe on for now."
It was time to go to work. Jedadiah tried to clear his mind and get the necessary shots so he could put this project to bed and do the same with Cheri, but it wasn't going to be easy. Even not trying to be sexy, Cheri was everything he found sexy in every woman he'd ever admired. She had her back to him, and the robe hugged her ass just the way he wanted to.
He swallowed and shook his head once. He could do this. The quicker he got finished, the quicker he could explore other activities.
Cheri turned to face him. She stood by a table with the dessert displayed in a tall, clear crystal dish with an intricate pattern etched into the glass. A silver spoon lay on the lace cloth covering the table. All the preliminary shots were done. All he had to do was get a few of her doing various things before they moved to the fountain. He'd join her then.
"OK," he said, anxious to get things moving so he could get to his dessert. "Pick up the spoon first, then the mousse. Look at the camera and smile." She did, but she looked anything but relaxed, so Jedadiah tried a different approach. "Hmm. Lay the spoon back down and scoop some of the mousse up with a finger. Not a lot, but enough to get a taste."
"Look." She blew one stray curl from her forehead, and Jedadiah almost lost focus again. That curl made him want to tangle his fingers through her hair as he -- "If I'm going to do that, I want a good taste. Like this." Cheri scooped up a big dollop off the top with her finger and held it there. She raised an eyebrow and looked straight at Jedadiah a moment before slowly and deliberately sticking the digit into her mouth and sucking off the dark, fluffy chocolate.
Jedadiah swallowed. "Do that again."
She did. This time, she took a dollop from the side and, just as slowly, just as deliberately, she stuck her finger into her mouth. When she pulled her hand away, she'd left a dab on her top lip. Her tongue darted out to lick the little bit away, and Jedadiah had to bite the inside of his cheek to keep from saying to hell with the whole thing and just jumping her.
"That's it. Again."
She did, never taking her eyes from Jedadiah.
"OK. Same thing, but wait for me to join you." This would be great footage, but Jedadiah was more concerned with getting back into Cheri's arms. Well, that and painting her body with the mousse and licking it off. Somehow, he doubted she'd let him do it that easily. He set the digital cameras to capture and checked both computers to make sure the feed was indeed recording, then he took his place beside Cheri.
She didn't take her eyes off him, but slowly scooped up another finger-full and brought it to her mouth. Jedadiah brushed the missed chocolate from the corner of her mouth and laid his finger on her lips. She stuck out her tongue and licked the digit once. Up until that moment, Jedadiah thought she was totally unaffected by what she was doing. Then he saw her swallow and felt the slight tremble of her lips.
"Do you have any idea what you're doing to me?" Normally, Jedadiah wouldn't like the husky whisper he'd been reduced to, but if he helped her understand how much she affected him, he didn't really care.