It’s Blog Hop time, my lovely Swamp Followers! We’re going to kick things off with The Sultry Summer Reads Blog Hop from Sept. 11th – 16th where our grand prize is a loaded Kindle Fire HD 7″, Second Prize is $100 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N. (Rules for the hop are listed on the Safari Heat site. Click on the image above, below or the one coming up…)
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Want to know who’s participating? We have best selling authors Maggie Shayne and Dianne Duvall, plus awesome authors Bella Street, Mimi Barbour, Amber Kallyn, Linda Kaye Frazier and oh so many more!
Since we’re trying to compete with the scorching summer temps and I live in the oven known as the Southwest, I figured, I wouldn’t go that hot, but maybe enough to send you for something chilled and fruity afterwards. Without further ado, I give you Raine McCord and Gavin Durand from my first book, SHADOW’S EDGE….
“You can run and hide, Raine.” His eyes were dark. “But I’m a damn good hunter.”
His challenge sparked her pride. She shocked both herself and Gavin by reaching up and threading her fingers through his thick hair. She ran her nails against his scalp, sending visible chills down his arms. Using the velvet strands as a handle she brought his head down for a kiss. Not some wimpy kiss either. If she was going to do this, she was going to do it right. It may be her only chance.
Using the tip of her tongue she traced his lips, startled at how soft they seemed. When he parted them for her, she took advantage of the opportunity, sliding her tongue inside. She closed her eyes, feeling her body respond, arching closer to his heat. It was like mov- ing into the warm sunshine after standing in the cool shadows. De- sire moved under her skin, warming places she hadn’t known existed.
His taste, like warm sherry and dark spices, invaded her, making her breath catch. She was losing herself in this moment, in this man.
And she wanted to stay lost.
That unfamiliar thought jerked her eyes open, and she saw his green ones focused solely on her, dark with arousal. She felt an un- expected flare of pride in bringing such a totally male expression to his face.
She slowly ended the kiss with her body fully pressed against his, totally aware how in the moment he was. Her fingers relaxed, releasing his hair, letting the strands slide over her skin before mov- ing her hands to his shoulders. He truly was a beautiful man.
Then, because it was almost too serious, she leaned up and dropped a light kiss on the tip of his nose. She caught his startled grin as she pulled out of his arms.
Her voice was unsteady, almost husky. “I wouldn’t call it run- ning, Gavin.” She turned on watery legs, every hormone screaming for her to stay, and walked down the hall to the front door.
He followed, reaching above her to hold the door open as she stepped onto his front porch. “Then what would you call it?”
She turned and met his eyes, her gaze as serious as her voice. “Trying to decide if you’re worth the risk.”
Hooked yet? If so, you can get your copies of SHADOW’S EDGE and SHADOW’S SOUL here:
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Plus, commenters will be chosen from all the blogs for various giveaways EVERY DAY OF THE HOP and for our GRAND PRIZE : A loaded Kindle Fire HD 7′” and SECOND PRIZE: $100 GiftCard to Amazon or B&N!
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