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 kiss―short, sweet, long, hard, wet―pick 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 Miller’s billboard orders for the last two years, but they aren’t to advertise, they’re love notes to his wife. Sam’s most recent billboard about his wife’s passing hits Rory hard. When she calls Sam to offer condolences, it sets off an unexpected chain of events that ends with Rory in Sam’s apartment―and his arms.
Reading Sam’s 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 she’ll ever forget the man who makes poetry out of emotions she’s 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 he’s not thinking about yesterday as much as he’s looking forward to tomorrow. He’s just not sure if he’s capable of moving on…or 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 on―especially 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 he’d 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.
“I’d rather not talk. Or hang out. If it’s 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 hadn’t been afraid of scaring her, he would’ve 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 Day―and happy reading!
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