Saturday, December 28, 2013

Midnight kiss blog hop

I'm thrilled to be part of Gemini Girls midnight kiss blog hop.
There are prizes galore to be had including the grand prize - a $25 book voucher from Liquid Silver Books!

What could be better than a midnight kiss?
Er... chocolate, a mojito, diamonds - oops - distracted there. Of course a midnight kiss beats everything hands down. No, not hands down there!

One thing that I feel is very important when I'm writing is to make that first kiss perfect and I'd like to share the first kiss in Strangers - my most popular and probably my favourite book!

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His hands moved to her hips, pulling her against him. When Charlie buried his face in her neck and felt her soft, warm lips on his shoulder, he was swept away in a flash flood of desire. He slid his hands up the sides of her body, curved them around her neck, tipped up her chin and kissed her.
Charlie’s first kisses were always the same, the oft-practiced light brushing of lips, allowing him to taste a woman, letting her taste him.
Not this time.
He was as tormented with desire as if he’d been a schoolboy offered his first chance to snog a girl. He hovered on the verge of implosion, explosion, complete bloody destruction.
Too hungry for slow, too desperate for gentle, he kissed Kate as if it were the last thing he’d ever do. If she’d shown the slightest resistance, he thought he might have cried, but he knew she felt the same. Their tongues invaded each other’s mouths, twisting together, surging, discovering. His mind reeled with the scent of her, the taste of her, the feel of her, and Charlie growled deep in his throat like some sort of animal. It bloody scared him, but he couldn’t help it. Neither of them breathed.
When their lips slid apart, their eyes wide, they gasped simultaneously and rested their heads side by side, ear to ear, panting in unison.
“Fuck, fuck. Are you okay?” Charlie whispered.
“Me neither.” He was in imminent danger of coming in his pants. His balls had drawn up to the base of his cock and had started their telltale tingle. Shit, from a kiss? Women didn’t know how lucky they were. If they came fast, everyone was happy. If men came too soon, everyone was disappointed.
He pressed his forehead against hers and they stood for several moments not doing anything other than holding each other while they dragged their breathing back under control. This was different. She was different.
“What are you thinking?” he asked. Had he ever asked a woman that? Not something he needed to do because he always knew what they were thinking.
Not with Kate.
“That I’ve never been kissed before,” she whispered.
Charlie pulled back and gave her a bemused look. “I’m the first guy to kiss you? What was Dickhead playing at?”

“No, you’re the first guy to kiss me.” 

And a couple of kissy pictures!

This is grandson learning how to kiss - he has a way to go!

This is daughter just after boyfriend asked her to marry him!

For one lucky or unlucky commentator depending how you look at it, I'd like to offer an ecopy of Strangers or any other book from my back list. Please include your email address in your comment! That's how the blog organisers will be notifying the winners.

For more chances to win ebooks and the Liquid Silver voucher - please visit


LadyVampire2u said...

Love the pictures! Kisses really do range in so many emotions don't they? Thanks for the giveaway! LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Oh what a kiss! Happy New Year!
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Lindy Tefteller said...

Too sweet! love baby kisses on the nose. lindytef(at)gmail(dot)com

Zoe Forward said...

Great post! Happy New Year.
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Debby said...

I love the pics. they were great and so was the kiss.
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Krysykat said...

The only thing than a midnight kiss, is a midnight kiss with someone you love :)


books4me said...

Sweet photos of kisses! Great excerpt of a real kiss!

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lorrie0729 said...

So cute

Michelle Willms said...

That was a very exciting kiss. I loved the pictures. They show the emotions so well. Thank you for sharing with us. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks so much for your comments, guys!

Anonymous said...

One of my all time favourite books * happy sigh *

PS - I just bought With or Without Him and am very excited about reading it soon :-)

Tina M said...

Beautiful pictures! You have a lovely family!

Steph F. said...

Loved the excerpt, hot. :)
I also think the first kiss can determine so much and in books it always sets the mood for the rest of the book. Thanks for the giveaway. :)


Barbara Elsborg said...

Thanks for commenting everyone!

Michelle Bledsoe said...

I love getting kisses from babies. It's so sweet...

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crystalg123 said...

I loved your pictures, thank you for sharing them with us! Loved the excerpt, so sweet! Happy New Year!

Shadow said...

Hi! Aww! I love the pictures! What kisses! :) Wonderful excerpt too! You have me hooked! Thanks for being apart of this great hop! Im having a blast! Thank you! Happy New Year!

Barbara Elsborg said...

And the winner is Michelle! I'll be in touch. Thanks to everyone for commenting.

Barbara Elsborg said...

The winner of the big prize for the whole blog was Lori P from Reading. Congrats!