Saturday, February 4, 2012

First Kiss Giveaway with Author Cari Quinn

It's all about the kisses!!  Today I have with me author Cari Quinn and she is going to talk to us about her newest release and share with us the characters first kiss.  Stay tuned afterwards for a chance to win your choice of one of her sweet, sexy, and sassy novels!  Take it away Cari!!

The Sweetest Kiss

Thanks so much to Nikki for having me here! And to thank all of YOU for reading, I'll give away any of my ebooks (winner's choice) to a random commenter who tells us how they like to kissshort, sweet, long, hard, wetpick your adjectives and share your kissing style. No shame in our game here!

Just yesterday my latest erotic contemporary romance, Heart Signs, released from Ellora's Cave. Here's the blurb and buy link if you're interested (there's an excerpt on the site too):

The heart has a language all its own

Rory Fowler has taken Sam Millers billboard orders for the last two years, but they arent to advertise, theyre love notes to his wife. Sams most recent billboard about his wifes passing hits Rory hard. When she calls Sam to offer condolences, it sets off an unexpected chain of events that ends with Rory in Sams apartmentand his arms.

Reading Sams love letters tugs Rory into the romance between him and his estranged, now-deceased, wife. Their lives soon intertwine so completely that Rory wonders how shell ever forget the man who makes poetry out of emotions shes fought to dismiss. And plays her body even more skillfully than he writes love notes.

Consumed by guilt and grief, Sam is shocked by the feelings Rory arouses in him, sexually and otherwise. Now hes not thinking about yesterday as much as hes looking forward to tomorrow. Hes just not sure if hes capable of moving onor if the woman who helped him find the will to really live again will be by his side.

Since we're talking all about kisses today, I thought I'd share a snippet from the scene where Rory and Sam share their first kiss. They meet through odd circumstances, to say the least. Rory works at the sign company where Sam places the billboards he writes for his wife. They've been separated for a long time and though his wife has moved on, he continues to write her love notes via billboard as a way of expressing his feelings.

Though Rory has always seen herself as not very emotional, Sam's billboards reach a place inside of her she hasn't spent much time focusing onespecially when she learns that Sam's wife recently passed on. She screws up the nerve to give him a condolence call and they agree to meet for lunch. On the way there they get into a minor fender bender and the next thing either of them knows, they're in Sam's apartment. You might be able to guess what happens next... ;)

Heart Signs Excerpt:

Thinking too much had gotten him into the stasis hed lived in for over two years. He wanted out. Could even smell the scent of freedom beyond the barred gate inside his head. He just needed to reach for it.

Id rather not talk. Or hang out. If its all the same to you. Sam cleared his throat. Kiss her, dolt.
Instead she stepped into him, tipping her face upward until their mouths brushed. Her soft lips heated under his, encouraging him to press his tongue against their parted seam. She made a sound of acquiescence, of excitement. The deeper he slid, the more she made the noise. Almost a purr. Carefully, he reached up to hold her head in his palms, tilting her so he could explore. She tasted like grape bubblegum. Sweet, a little wicked. A lot sexy.

This would be okay.

His heart was pounding so fast that eventually he had to break their kiss to breathe. Then he came back for the next round, using his thumb to stroke her lower lip while he licked the upper. Again that whimper in the back of her throat. His hard-on grew, straining against his well-worn jeans. If he hadnt been afraid of scaring her, he wouldve tugged down the zipper to give himself room.

Then she did it for him.

So tell me what kind of kisses you like. Romantic, sweet, dirty...bring it on! Comment to win your choice of my ebooks. Happy Valentine's Dayand happy reading!

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Please take a look at the rest of Cari's great great books!!  So for the giveaway, just fill out the rafflecopter and don't forget to answer Cari's question!!! Good Luck!

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Shelley B said...

This book sounds like it contains lust at first sight, and sometimes thats how true love starts out. Sounds like a great book. I'm a big fan of Cari's!

Unknown said...

The type of kisses I like depends on the mood & situation ... sometimes soft & sensual, other times hot & erotic...

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

msmjb65 said...

I agree with BookAttict that the type of kiss I like depends on my mood..however, I'm always up for down and dirty kissing where your like fighting a battle with your mouths and tongues. There's usually a lot of noise, too from lipsmacking, teeth, etc. Man - it's been too long since I've gotten to do that!

Thanks for the giveaway!

msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Shadow said...

i agree with book addict. it just depends on the mood. your book sounds great! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

Mary Preston said...

I like my kisses intense. I want to lose myself in the moment.


Joanne said...

Wow. Sounds like a great book. Can't wait to read it. I like my kisses sweet, hot, intense, dirty. It depends on how much time there is,the circumstances, and who I'm with.


June M. said...

I like my kisses to vary between light, sweet brushes and hard, intense kisses. I do like nibbles and bites to, sucking on the bottom lip, the use of a skilled tongue *G*, and so much more!
Thank you for the giveaway.

Barbara said...

Well...I was all set to type something profound...but, June just laid it out there and I have nothing further to add. Except maybe...Long, slow, wet and deep. *sigh* Happy Valentines Day <3


Anne R said...

the book sounds great. Okay, your question was what kind of kiss do I like? One that makes my knees knock.

areeths at new dot rr dot com

vadeluna07 said...

I love the hard passionate kisses where the man takes a kiss and the woman is unwilling only at the beginning, but then becomes very willing after only a little coaxing. :)

Rachel V said...

I like romantic kisses but it depends on my mood.

Rachel V

heather said...

I love the rough, in-need-of-sex kisses. The one's where the guy grabs the girl and kisses her out of raw emotion and need. Mmmmmmm ;)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Andrea I said...

I like those dirty kisses.


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