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  • jennontheisland
    That s great Kelly! Can t wait to read more! Congratulations. Jenn ... crossed ... into her ... staccato ... Aggie in a ... away none ... for her ... pressed
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 1, 2006
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      That's great Kelly! Can't wait to read more!

      Congratulations.

      Jenn

      --- 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
      crossed
      > 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
      staccato
      > 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
      pressed
      > 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,
      infuriating
      > naïve, stubborn woman.
      > Her body tentatively pushed against his, and the feel of her soft
      breasts
      > 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
      mingled
      > 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
      such
      > 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
      she
      > 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
      been
      > unable to contain the blush that stained her cheeks or the desire
      that
      > 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
      wanted
      > his kisses, his approval, and his arms around her always. Something
      about
      > 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
      disappeared,
      > and nothing mattered beyond Colt and the next thing his lips and
      tongue
      > 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
      for
      > 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
      himself
      > 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
      and
      > turmoil.
      > She frantically searched his eyes that previously had glowed with
      hunger,
      > 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
      kisser?
      > I know that I lack practice, yet you have not held that against me
      before.
      > "I'm sorry," she quickly offered. "I'm sure with practice I can get
      better.
      > 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
      spittoon
      > and playing card.
      > Colt began to feel guilty for his abrupt behavior. The girl was an
      innocent,
      > 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
      quickly
      > reminded himself it would be better for her in the end. "I don't
      need a girl
      > trying to satisfy my needs."
      > Thanks!!
      >
    • kelly
      Thanks Jenn! Kelly ... From: jennontheisland Date: 04/01/06 13:34:12 To: HRCRomance@yahoogroups.com Subject: [HRCRomance] Re: It s out! That s great Kelly!
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 1, 2006
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        Thanks Jenn!
        Kelly 
         
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        Date: 04/01/06 13:34:12
        Subject: [HRCRomance] Re: It's out!
         
        That's great Kelly! Can't wait to read more!

        Congratulations.

        Jenn

        --- 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
        crossed
        > 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
        staccato
        > 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
        pressed
        > 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,
        infuriating
        >  naïve, stubborn woman.
        > Her body tentatively pushed against his, and the feel of her soft
        breasts
        > 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
        mingled
        > 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
        such
        > 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
        she
        > 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
        been
        > unable to contain the blush that stained her cheeks or the desire
        that
        > 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
        wanted
        > his kisses, his approval, and his arms around her always. Something
        about
        > 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
        disappeared,
        > and nothing mattered beyond Colt and the next thing his lips and
        tongue
        > 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
        for
        > 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
        himself
        > 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
        and
        > turmoil.
        > She frantically searched his eyes that previously had glowed with
        hunger,
        > 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
        kisser?
        > I know that I lack practice, yet you have not held that against me
        before.
        > "I'm sorry," she quickly offered. "I'm sure with practice I can get
        better.
        > 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
        spittoon
        > and playing card.
        > Colt began to feel guilty for his abrupt behavior. The girl was an
        innocent,
        > 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
        quickly
        > 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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