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Read as a series or as a stand-alone. Link: Joseph by Callie Carmen
Violet had experienced a lot of loss in her life. She wasn’t sure if she could ever trust love again. That was until she fell for Joseph. The problem was he belonged to her friend, Bella. Could Violet risk her friendship over a man? If she did break that friendship, would it destroy her relationship with her closest girlfriends forever?
If Violet risked her heart again and had a night of uncontrolled passion, would he abandon her like the others she had loved? Or would Joseph be her salvation?
Joseph is the third novel in the Risking Love series. The stories chart a group of friends through life and love. These steamy stories will have you laughing, crying, and have your heart racing.
Wedding party pictures were finally finished, and everyone was having a blast at the reception. Jaq and Patrick were on the dance floor with friends and family members. We had all formed a large circle and were having fun taking turns in the center showing off our dance moves.
When it was my turn, I moved my hips in such a sexy way that all the men started to make wolf calls. One spin around had me catching the smiling eyes of all my friends and their men. Then I looked into Joseph’s darkened eyes. I instantly became embarrassed and had to end my turn. I reached over and grabbed his hand and pulled him to the center for his crack at it.
As I started for the spot he had vacated he reached out and grabbed my hand from behind. With my hand in his, he moved me back to the center.
It had been a while, but I had been in the Swing Club in high school, so the answer was yes, but all I could manage was a nod.
“Good, then let’s have some fun.”
I placed my right hand on his broad shoulder, and he put his hand on my shoulder blade. It set my body on fire, and I thought I might pass out from the heat. He started with the simple rock step, triple step, triple step. Our rhythm was quickly in sync, so he began to use the kick ball change step. He turned me and even did the change behind the back type moves. Everyone started to clap along to the beat, and Bella, Jaq, and a few others yelled out, “Go, Violet.” The fluid movement of his hips and the pressure on my back had me wishing we were alone. After that fun display, everyone joined in and began dancing together.
In my peripheral vision, I saw Bella head toward Joseph. She took his hand, said a few words to him, then they left the dance floor. I turned in their direction, so I could see what happened next. She led him toward the back exit, and they disappeared outside. She must have decided that it was late enough in the evening to give him her break up news.
Poor Bella and Joseph. Wait—poor Joseph and Bella; that meant he might get in his car and leave and I might never see him again. That felt like a stab to my gut. I knew now he had some interest in me. The scene that had played out during the ceremony and the look in his eyes while I danced were proof that he at least lusted after me. That was a start. I hoped I could build on that if I were given a chance.
ABOUT CALLIE CARMEN
I started in the book business as a bookstore manager which was the perfect place for me since I was an avid reader. After two years, I moved to the corporate office as a buyer and eventually became a senior book buyer. This was a rewarding career that I loved.
Along the way, I decided to become a stay home Mom. I couldn’t give up working around books altogether. I volunteered to run the book fairs in our small farm town, six per year. At the same time, I started and ran for five years, A Child Oasis Company, with the sole purpose of placing a small book library in the homes of all the needy children in the nearby city. As my children became teens, I found I needed more in my personal life than the volunteer Mom for the schools. I sat down at the computer one day and Patrick, book one of the Risking Love series, was born. Book two, Nicolas is now available and receiving five star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. Joseph book is now available for preorder. My latest publication adventure is Dream Catcher which is a short story as part of the Mystic Desire Anthology.
I am lucky that I found my soul mate and married him. Like my characters, I am a firm believer in true love and love at first sight.
Book 1 PATRICK: books2read.com/u/3krqEW Jaq had no interest in a serious relationship because life at an early age had taught her that men weren’t to be trusted. But she wasn’t expecting to meet Patrick the man that might convince her to risk her heart and virginity.
Patrick wasn’t the only man who wanted Jaq, and the other man was willing to kill to have her.
Book 2 Nicolas: http://books2read.com/u/mqVGQv Carlie planned to finish at the top of her class, get a corporate job, and work her way up the ladder. She refused to risk having a life of poverty ever again. Within her plans, there was no room for a relationship. So she had sworn off men; especially the good Dr. Nicolas Antonis.
Nicolas had other plans. They included her becoming his.
As if Nicolas wasn’t a big enough distraction; Carlie had to worry about her roommate’s, abusive ex-boyfriend, coming for her too.
15 thoughts on “Joseph”
Your blog looks wonderful. Thank you so much for having me as a guest. It is greatly appreciated.
I’m always happy to help out and your books are on my to read list. I cannot wait to meet your lovely men!
Hi Callie and Eileen,
Great post. A lot of action and steam in this excerpt. I will add Joseph to my tbr list. He sounds positively yummy!
Thanks. You got that right. Joseph is yummy in and out of the bedroom.
So many hot men. So little time!
Six hot men in all. Joseph is burning hot in the bedroom. And a little naughty too.
How rude for Bella to intervene just when it was getting steamy. *lol* Great excerpt, Callie. 😀
Ha ha. Don’t you be dancing and talking with the man that I’m breaking up with in a few minutes. Shame on you. Lol.
Aw, but I was having fun. 😝😂
I knew there had to be dancing! LOL!! Can’t wait to read this book!
I couldn’t help myself with the dancing. Hee hee. In book four I think Tessa may get a certain hot man up on the floor too. We will soon see.
What a great blog post, I have read all of Callie Carmen’s stories to date and Joseph, just read the ARC copy, is the hottest yet. As “The Risking Love” series grows, we find out more about this family of characters. It just keeps getting better and we see deeper into their lives.
Again what a great blog post thank you, Eileen, for hosting the post, and thank you Callie for sharing.
Thank you for those lovely comments. Yes, we are all learning so much about these close-knit group of women and the hot men they end up falling in love with. Who will be next to fall under the spell of these wonderful women.
I can’t wait to read this book!! And the cover is the yummiest yet.
Thank you. I’ll let Jessica know how much you liked the cover of Joseph. I think you’re going to like Joseph I really love him as a character. He’s a good man that is also sexy.