Day 7 – Debra Smith – Picnics

I’m delighted to feature Debra as part of July Fever. Amongst other things, she’s the author of the hot ‘n’ sexy Koning Clan shifter series. Mmmmmm… wolves….. 🙂

Debra’s giveaway is the first 2 books in her Koning Clan series, and to enter, you simply need to leave a comment (with your email address).

Over to you, Debra 🙂



When I think of July Fever I am reminded of summer picnics down by the water. In my newest release in my Koning Clan series Escaping Love, Clint and Alex do just that.

Here’s an excerpt:


“Wait here while I grab our lunch. I’m going to take you to my favorite place on the ranch.”

She nodded and dug the toe of her boot into the loose dirt. She seemed out of sorts to him but he didn’t know why. It didn’t matter, because soon she would only be thinking about him and how his touch brought her more pleasure than she ever dreamed possible.

Once he got her beneath him she would never want to leave. She’d be his and he could finally have his dream of a family. With mixed breeds, the girls would take after their mother and the boys would take after their father. They would literally fight like cats and dogs. He couldn’t imagine anything better.

He retrieved the basket full of food with a special treat for dessert. At the end, he would taste her on his lips. He quickened his pace, grabbing her hand as he passed to hurry his sullen Little Cat.

“You sure are in a hurry. You must be starving.”

“You could say that.”

With his added height, one of his steps equaled about two of hers, so she ran to keep up.  Though she tried it seemed as if they were moving at a snail’s pace.

“Fuck it.”

He stopped, slid the basket up his forearm, placed his hands around her tiny waist, and lifted a squealing Alex over his shoulder. He held her in place with one hands while his sure footing allowed for faster travel. The basket slid back down to his hand.

“What do you think you’re doing? Put me down.”

Little fists pummeled his back.

“You were moving too slow.”

“I was doing the best I could. It’s not easy to keep up you. What’s gotten into you?”

He grunted, happy because he could cover more ground with her and her bitable ass sat inches from his face.

“Did you just grunt at me? You’ve gone and went caveman on me. I’ll have you know I’m not the type of girl to sit here and take this. This is a fair warning. Put me down.”

Clint’s favorite spot came into view, making him ignore the protesting female dangling from his back. Underestimating her proved to be his first mistake when pain shot through his butt cheek. He stumbled a little but still kept going.

“Did you just bite my ass?”

“Of course not.”

His ass was throbbing, and she had the nerve to sound offended.

“I clawed it.”

She clawed it. The little harpy knew he wouldn’t believe that excuse. They couldn’t shift only part of their body. It was all or nothing.

As soon as he disarmed her he would feed her, bathe her, and then have her for dessert. Finally, he made it. Deciding to torture himself further, he slid her down his body then placed her on the ground. Her brows knit together and she kept searching his face as though she couldn’t figure him out. He made sure she couldn’t see what unfolded behind her.

She placed her hands on her hips. “Well you’ve got me here. Now what?”

“We eat, but first turn around.”

He wished he could read her thoughts when she saw his favorite place for the first time. When he found it while exploring in his youth he kept it for himself, private place for him to escape to. It helped a lot during his teens when Jesse got on his nerves or he nursed a broken heart. But he never shared it with anyone until today.

Her sudden intake of breath clued him in on her reaction.

“It’s like something from a dream.”

He tried to see her through her eyes. Large cottonwoods formed a large fence to one side while steep cliffs rose up from the other. A waterfall from a natural spring seemed to come from the face of the rock as if brought by magic. The mist from the water often caught the rays from the sun, forming rainbows.

The banks of the crystal clear pool of water had smooth black boulders forming a nice area to sit and bask in the sun. He removed the lunch from the basket while she stood completely mesmerized by the sight. He took his time giving her a visual massage while she seemed to memorize everything from the sound of the birds in the trees to the chirping of the squirrels, and the sweet smell of wildflowers mixed with sage.

Some would call her view captivating but his was downright hypnotizing.

“I’m starving, darlin’. If we don’t start eating soon I’m gonna have to find something else to keep me occupied.”

She turned, a smile knocking his whole world off balance.



EscapingLove240Eva, a rare white panther, is desperate to avoid her family and their expectations. Hundreds of years of tradition force her to run to the newly appointed Queen only to find her gone. Hopelessness causes her to invoke the right of Hospitality and everything that goes with it, including the mouthwatering lupine cowboy with talented hands. When he whispers her name she’s tempted to submit as long as he meets her every desire.

Clint, the beta wolf of the Koning Clan, is tired of troublesome females walking through the doors of Gryph’s Bar. The last one changed history. Now, a small, seductive feline grates on his nerves and beckons his primitive instincts. Even though she’s trouble, her taste drives him to addiction. Law dictates he must protect her, but the way she calls to his beast may lead to their undoing. As a male with no knowledge of his past how can they have a future?





Transforming Love (Koning Clan #1)

Transforming_Love200Jenny never expected her thirst for freedom to lead to her capture. Family secrets prevent her from running from the only man tempting enough to make her submit to her body’s desires.

Gryph is dark, sexy, and determined to win Jenny in the Slag, a contest revered by his kind. As the leader of his Clan he’s used to getting his way, until her. Can he give Jenny her freedom while winning her heart?




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14 thoughts on “Day 7 – Debra Smith – Picnics

  1. Thanks for having me Sofia. 🙂

    The cover of Escaping Love was done by Pickyme. She does amazing work. 🙂

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