Safari, Humor, Romance, Adventure
Solo St. John, a wildlife photographer, prepares for a safari to Alaska.
Wanted: A professional wildlife photographer to go on a picture taking safari in the wilderness of Alaska.
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EXCERPT: Safari Moon
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In the middle of an erotic dream Solo St. John dreamt about his buddy, Nyssa Harrington, when the click of his front door shutting brought him to instant alert mode.
Solo looked up, caught a flashing glimpse of a good deal of naked flesh; long legs, perfectly rounded derriere, and a waist he could span with his hands. The intruder’s long blond hair curled around her shoulders an inch above the ties of her bikini top.
Then the skunk appeared. He blinked twice.
This woman and the skunk were not the subject of his brief and very strange dream, a fantasy that made his mind speed along at sixty in a residential zone. This was someone he had never seen before and he resented the intrusion.
“Hello,” she cooed seductively from his living room. “Will you come out and play?”
The skunk stuck a black and white head around the open door to his bedroom. A second later the animal turned and lifted his tail before disappearing into the living room.
Out of bed Solo pulled on his jeans before the count of five. Yet in that short time, the lady in question, along with the skunk that now explored his fireplace hearth, had taken over his living room.
The lithe, supple blond sported an expensive camera, and all the while the lady in question babbled nonsense words.
“I’m willing, able, and eager.” She posed for him, a pose meant to entice.
“You’re insane?” He hesitated then said to the lady, “Get that animal out of here!”
“I read the ad in the newspaper for a wildlife photographer, and I meant to be the first one here.” She smiled and tugged on a leash which was connected to the skunk. “Juniper is my pet. She’s deperfumed or whatever.”
He had never, to his recollection, set eyes on this woman. Frozen stock-still in his bare feet between the bedroom and the living room of his rustic forest retreat in the hills outside Sisters, Oregon, Solo St. John felt completely, utterly baffled.
After all, he placed the ad in a few of the most widely distributed papers in Oregon. That was two days ago. Yesterday, having second thoughts and knowing he didn’t want to train an assistant, he pulled it. Although none of this made sense, instinctively, he knew she told the truth. The ad was the cause of this phenomenon in his cabin.
“Come here and play.” Posing seductively once again, she beckoned him with one slim index finger.
Why didn’t he want to play? Wouldn’t any normal, warm-blooded American male dream of waking up to an almost naked blond bombshell in his living room? Wouldn’t that male want to play?
Why didn’t he feel turned on and excited. Why didn’t he fantasize about what would happen if he obeyed? All those lush curvaceous parts on display didn’t interest him in the least.
REVIEW: SAFARI MOON
Rated: 5 Stars
Reviewed by It’s Raining Books
Funny and Sweet
Imagine, if you can, our hero, sound asleep and dreaming a delightful, erotic dream. Suddenly he is awakened by an almost naked, sexy woman, walking into his bedroom accompanied by her pet skunk.
And that is how Safari Moon begins. I chuckled to myself as I continued reading. It seemed that he, a wild life photographer, put an ad in the paper for an assistant, but somehow his Grandfather changed the ad and it now stated that he desperately needed a wife. Immediately our handsome, confirmed bachelor is surrounded by a bevy of giggling, panting, eager women wanting to marry him.
How he plans his escape from all the desperate women involves an old friend he gets to help him. Since the friend is presently engaged to someone else and doesn’t really want to get involved, it’s more than a little complicated. They arrive in Alaska, planning on pretending they are an item. Then Grandfather and Grandmother arrive. The story continues with much laughing on my part, and many misunderstandings, especially when the fiancé shows up.
The story is funny and complicated due to the fact that each of the two main characters are trying to pretend that they really don’t care about each other. And since neither is able to keep his or her hands off the other, the story becomes hilarious.
Safari Moon is not your typical romance, and I really loved it.
ALSO BY CHRISTINE YOUNG
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Are you ready for adventure, love, time travel and more? This novel has it all and will NOT let you down. Christine Young’s “Straight to Heaven” is about Alexandra McMurdie, a girl from our modern 21st Century, who stumbles into a time-traveling vortex as she’s running for her life. It is there, in the 1800s, where Alexandra doesn’t expect to find someone like James Lawrence.
All I can really and truthfully say about this novel was that I loved it. Every minute of it; every raced heartbeat as Alexandra and James connected, discovered, fought for themselves – for love. I’m a huge fan of time-traveling with a pinch of love and adventure, and Ms. Young delivers. I enjoyed the dialogue between Alex and James throughout the novel SO much. James Lawrence was probably by far, one of my favorite characters in the entire novel of “Straight to Heaven.” Ms. Young offers a developed world, well-rounded and developed characters – with an exciting and fantastically romantic plot.
This story grabbed my attention from the moment I started to read the novel, and held my attention to the very last page (and even so, left me wanting only to read more about James and Alex.) I was so sad to have the novel end, leaving behind such fantastically creative characters.
“Straight to Heaven” offers a new look to the Western States after the Civil War with the twist of time.
If this novel doesn’t send you “Straight to Heaven” – I’m not sure what will.
I HIGHLY recommend this wonderfully romantic novel to anyone who enjoys danger, adventure, and of course – a bit of Time Travel 😉
Well done, Ms. Young!
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Annie for Euro Reviews writes:
Rebel Heart is a well-written futuristic novel of a time that very possibly could come to pass, when viral plagues have laid the planet waste, and life is lived either in the sterile confines of domed habitats, or as pariahs in the outside wilderness. The world-building is excellent, vivid, and true-to-life. The characters will quickly catch and hold the reader’s sympathies. The plot is quick, and takes time to examine many valid social, economic, class, and political issues as well. Christine Young delivers a winner which will capture the interest of futuristic/science fiction fans as well as the general reader.
Jasmina Vallombrosa for TCM Reviews writes:
Filled with drama and suspense, this book will draw you into the mysteries of science fiction. I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Young’s storytelling talents as she wove not only a wonderful futuristic adventure, but also that of a passionate love story. I loved the main characters as they came to life on the pages. The plot was quite suspenseful and deliciously entertaining. As a result, I had no choice but to keep flipping the pages as I raced to the end. Bravo Ms.Young for such an extraordinary book from cover to cover!
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He wore a mask, disguised as the Phantom, a true legend come to life. Even as war and debate over new genetic research engulfed them all, he would find his greatest adversary in the beauty who’d branded him an outsider and barbarian, the woman he was born to possess, his soul mate.