Bee Carter’s carefully constructed world is tumbling down around her designer knockoff heels. Pleasing others isn’t working for this small-town fashionista. Bee decides to throw caution to the Chicago wind for one night and release her inner bad girl, accepting a sexy challenge from an unknown texter, exploring the backseat of a limousine with gorgeous billionaire Nicolas, and entering a rough, tough biker bar with the mysterious Hawke.
Two hot men, one wicked night. When this good girl goes wild, who will make her erotic dreams come true—the enigmatic billionaire or the tattooed bad boy?
Sinful Rewards 3: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella by Cynthia Sax
(A Billionaires and Bikers #3)
Published by: Avon Impulse
Publication date: September 16th 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance
A very large man separates from the pack, and my words fade. He’s backlit, his face and form in darkness, but I’d recognize that blunt buzz cut, square chin, broad shoulders, and confident swagger anywhere.
“Hawke,” I whisper, my toes wiggling in the practical flats I was forced to wear. My lack of heels makes him appear even larger, more dominant and manly.
“Sweetheart.” He cups my chin with his rough fingers and tilts my face upward. Our gazes meet and hold, time stopping, the noise and lights fading. There’s only the two of us.
I’ll have sex with this mountain of a man tonight. Decades-entrenched fear battles newly formed desire. The temptation to turn, to run from him, from this fate, increases with each heartbeat. I know of only one way to quiet my mind, to ensure passion wins. “Kiss me,” I whisper.
Hawke doesn’t hesitate. He swoops down and claims my lips, the strength of his embrace stealing my breath. I gasp. He surges inside me, his tongue tangling, tumbling with mine. He tastes of whiskey and chocolate, a burning sweetness I could quickly become addicted to.
My knees tremble, and he straps his arms around my body, holding me upright, pressing me to him. I forget everything, my doubts, our audience, my friend Cyndi, losing myself in him, in the rasp of his stubble-covered chin against my skin, the stroke of his tongue along mine, the hardness of his body.
Hawke lifts me higher, fitting me into his fit form. My curves flatten against his muscle. My feet dangle above the pavement. Never have I felt this delicate, this cherished.
I grip his shoulders, clinging to him, relishing his strength and size. This is right, this kiss, this night, this man. I’ll give him everything, expecting only pleasure in return, forgoing forever for one evening.
A man whistles, breaking the spell. Other men join him, hooting and hollering, their unruly behavior heating my cheeks. Hawke releases my lips and pushes my face into his cotton-covered chest, bending over my smaller form as though to shield me from them.
“I’m glad you came,” he murmurs, his voice low and deep and arousing.
1) Who is your favorite main character from Sinful Rewards? Why?
Cynthia Sax: Sinful Rewards is told from Bee’s point of view and the more time I spent with her, the more I liked her. She’s loyal, a bit nutty (when she’s upset, she cleans), and she’s a great friend. She’s fiercely protective of her mom and she’s the type of woman I’d want for a friend. She deserves her happy ending.
2) What question do you wish that someone would ask about Sinful Rewards?
Cynthia Sax: No one has asked me why Bee is a fashionista. I suspect many readers and book bloggers assume she doesn’t have a deep reason for loving clothes and fashion. That’s not true. Bee believes that if she perfects her appearance, she’ll be seen as being worthy of love. She views her outside as reflecting her inside.
And, because her hardworking mom is a waitress, Bee also associates her mom’s cheap polyester uniforms with unhappiness. Her mom would don the dreaded uniform and her shoulders would droop.
3) What’s the most important piece of advice you can offer to aspiring writers?
Cynthia Sax: Find great mentors and listen to them! I chose my first publisher, Changeling Press, because they were known in the erotic romance world for their mentoring. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. They helped me hone my storytelling skills, shared insights about the market, taught me how to position my stories.
4) Which scenes are the hardest for you to write?
Cynthia Sax: The last scene in any story is always the hardest for me to write. Writing the last scene in Sinful Rewards, a 12 novella series, tore my heart out of my chest. I’d spent six months and 1,200 pages with Bee, Nicolas and Hawke. They’re like family to me and saying goodbye was brutal. I’m hoping that readers will ask for the heartbroken hero’s story (it IS a love triangle which means one of the heroes is unsuccessful) so I can write his story.
5) What is your favorite character you have written and why?
Cynthia Sax: That’s like choosing a favorite child. It is very difficult and I’m certain to upset one of my alpha heroes. The character I’m most interested in at the moment is the unsuccessful hero from Sinful Rewards (and no, I won’t share who he is – grins). I fell in love with both of the heroes and I cried when Bee made her choice. They’re both deserving of love. I hope readers will ask for this hero’s story. I’d love to see him get his happy ever after.
6) What kind of books do you read for fun?
Cynthia Sax: I am a dedicated romance reader, the spicier the better. I love hot, hot, HOT erotic romances from N.J. Walters, Christine d’Abo, J.K. Coi, Shelly Bell, Opal Carew, Eve Langlais, Laurann Dohner, Tina Donahue… the list goes on and on. I speed read so I read, on average, an erotic romance a day.
Some girls dreamed of knights in shining armor. Cynthia Sax dreamed of dragons, magnificent flying dragons. Being a bloodthirsty little thing, Cynthia usually dreamed of these dragons eating the damsels in distress. Now, she dreams of them doing… ahhh… more pleasurable things. Cynthia is happily married. Although her hubby has not yet shown any shapeshifting abilities, he does buy her medieval princess costumes to wear around the house. Cynthia’s rather traditional mother-in-law now always calls before visiting.