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  • jennontheisland
    Apr 1, 2006
      That'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!
      > www.newconceptspublishing.com/trustingadarkstranger.htm
      > 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
      into her
      > 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
      away none
      > the worse for wear, a kiss of celebration for life and admiration
      for her
      > 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
      in return
      > He forced her closer to his body, pressing into her warmth and
      opening his
      > 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
      been mostly
      > verbal, but now the physical part of their beings wanted to take
      over since
      > 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.
      Her whole
      > 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
      Daniel. Except
      > this was so much better!
      > She began to tremble, and an aching feeling in the pit of her
      stomach began
      > to grow, spreading through her body. She felt restless and
      confused, but
      > 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
      wanted Colt
      > 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
      had been
      > 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
      her, she
      > 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
      own, more
      > than he wanted anything ... then his whole body froze. The woman in
      his arms
      > 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
      all his
      > reasons had changed. It wouldn't be for revenge, and he hated
      himself and
      > 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
      cleansing breaths
      > and forced a frigid look to cover his face, concealing his emotions
      > turmoil.
      > She frantically searched his eyes that previously had glowed with
      > yet now were etched with contempt. She looked off-balance and
      confused at
      > 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
      she? He
      > should explain himself. Surely, she'd understand.
      > Justice should be achieved at whatever cost, yet when he looked at
      her pale,
      > confused expression, he realized she would not understand. After
      all, the
      > girl had a tendency to give her trust too willingly and be reckless
      to a
      > fault.
      > 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
      to leave
      > and get home to his brothers. The girl was becoming an attachment
      he could
      > 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."
      > Thanks!!
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