20Re: It's out!
- Apr 1, 2006That's great Kelly! Can't wait to read more!
--- In HRCRomance@yahoogroups.com, "kelly" <kellyrenea@...> wrote:
> Hello All!
> Kelly Renea's debut novel TRUSTING A DARK STRANGER is out!
> I am so excited! Please go check it out!
> Below is an excerpt from the novel.
> He slowly walked to Aggie in a daze without saying a word. A smile
> his face, and he almost offered her more praise when he looked deep
> blue eyes gleaming with such open adoration. His heart pumped a
> beat, and before logic forced its ugly head into play, he grabbed
Aggie in a
> fierce embrace and swooped down to claim her lips.
> He only planned on kissing her fiercely and quickly, then walking
> the worse for wear, a kiss of celebration for life and admiration
> talent, or so he told himself. Yet when his lips touched hers, she
> back with fierce longing, innocent but fierce. His previous ideas or
> thoughts of self preservation quickly retreated. Suddenly, his body
> responded with longing and a need for this woman. This reckless,
> naïve, stubborn woman.
> Her body tentatively pushed against his, and the feel of her soft
> and warm, young body inflamed his senses and demanded his response
> He forced her closer to his body, pressing into her warmth and
> mouth to lick and taste her ruby-red lips. She tasted of innocence
> with a hint of spice from the cider she had drunk earlier with
Angela at the
> tavern. Slowly, he deepened the kiss to wrap his tongue with hers
in a slow,
> yet demanding battle of give and take. So far their sparring had
> verbal, but now the physical part of their beings wanted to take
> words no longer adequately communicated their desires.
> Aggie's senses reeled upside-down. Never had Colt kissed her with
> desire and desperation, causing a complete drugging of her senses.
> body felt as if it were aflame. Her heart was racing as it did when
> would jump off Phoebe after galloping through the woods with
> this was so much better!
> She began to tremble, and an aching feeling in the pit of her
> to grow, spreading through her body. She felt restless and
> never before had she felt as free as she did at this moment.
> Aggie did not know the moment she had realized how much she had
> to kiss her. When he looked at her with such awe and praise, she'd
> unable to contain the blush that stained her cheeks or the desire
> bloomed in her heart. Colt might have kissed her before, but she
> unable to consider her feelings before now. Now, she knew that she
> his kisses, his approval, and his arms around her always. Something
> the man made her feel flutters in her stomach, and when he kissed
> felt as though her whole world turned upside down. Everything
> and nothing mattered beyond Colt and the next thing his lips and
> would do to her mouth.
> Fire burned in Colt's loins and he wanted the girl now, for his
> than he wanted anything ... then his whole body froze. The woman in
> was his enemy. He planned to ruin her as punishment to her father
> Elizabeth. Now, here he stood, more than willing to bed Aggie, yet
> reasons had changed. It wouldn't be for revenge, and he hated
> his weak body for it. Damn, he was a stupid fool.
> He had traveled to London to find Elizabeth, yet instead he found
> out in the alleys of Southampton, kissing the very woman who was the
> daughter of his enemy. Pushing Aggie away, he took several
> and forced a frigid look to cover his face, concealing his emotions
> She frantically searched his eyes that previously had glowed with
> yet now were etched with contempt. She looked off-balance and
> this sudden change in him. Her face seemed to say, was I such a bad
> I know that I lack practice, yet you have not held that against me
> "I'm sorry," she quickly offered. "I'm sure with practice I can get
> I mean, I have already shown you that I will practice at a task
until I can
> perfect it." She lamely gestured to the washbasin still holding the
> and playing card.
> Colt began to feel guilty for his abrupt behavior. The girl was an
> right? She could not be blamed for the crimes of her father, could
> should explain himself. Surely, she'd understand.
> Justice should be achieved at whatever cost, yet when he looked at
> confused expression, he realized she would not understand. After
> girl had a tendency to give her trust too willingly and be reckless
> No, he could not trust her, and in the long run it was better to
keep her at
> a distance so he could avoid any unwanted ties. Besides, he needed
> and get home to his brothers. The girl was becoming an attachment
> not afford to have. "There will be no next time."
> "I don't understand."
> "I think I spoke plainly enough."
> "But, surely, I was not..."
> "Look, it was a nice try, but..." he almost cringed at the lie, but
> reminded himself it would be better for her in the end. "I don't
need a girl
> trying to satisfy my needs."
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