Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Summer Lovin' Blog Hop!

With over 50 authors participating over the next three days, you have a chance to find out about a LOT of wonderful new novels for this summer. PLUS, not only are we giving away individual prizes - there is a HUGE Blog Hop Giveaway of 40 eBooks! So be sure to leave a comment not just to enter my giveaway but to be entered for the Grand Prize as well! (Don't forget to include an email address so you can be notified when you win! I'm still trying to get in touch with the winner of my last giveaway!)

I will be giving away not one but TWO Personally Inscribed eBooks of my latest release, Alicia's Possession! It is filled with love and lust - as well as mystery and suspense!

Alicia's Possession tells the story of a wealthy socialite who has just awoken from a coma following a freak car crash. Now she has retrograde amnesia and cannot remember the accident or the weeks leading up to it. After finding out her husband had been having an affair, she has thrown him out and is living alone, dealing with the aftereffects of the head injury as well as major depression from the collapse of her marriage. Then she witnesses bizarre occurrences in and around her home. She thinks she hears gunshots in the middle of the night, and her neighbor mysteriously disappears. Then odd things begin to occur inside her own house, and she begins to believe her neighbor was murdered and is now haunting her.

When Alicia calls the police to investigate, Detective Mason Crawley finds more questions than answers and doesn’t know if she’s paranoid or delusional or guilty of something herself. One thing he does recognize, though, is she needs someone to take care of her—take control—and he believes he is the man who can do it. This is my first foray into (extremely mild) BDSM, so it includes light bondage and Dominance and submission. Alicia’s Possession is available in all eBook formats from all the normal sources, and I can even inscribe your eBook! Just in case you don't win, this link has info on that:

Haunted by a traumatic accident and her husband’s betrayal, Alicia believes she can never trust again. Now she must surrender her will to Mason if she wants to find out if the bizarre events terrorizing her are the work of the paranormal, her own paranoia, or something far more sinister.

 Excerpt from Alicia's Possession


“What do you want?” she asked. “I don’t know what you want from me.”

Mason gripped her upper arms, forcing her eyes to meet his. He knew he’d made a mistake the moment her warmth bled through the silk of her robe and into his palms, sending a ripple of sensation up his arms and down his body. "Why did you lie about knowing Judith?" he asked, his voice low and gravelly but not in the terse tone he used to intimidate a witness. No, she might not recognize it, but he could hear his lust cradling each syllable.

She squeezed her eyes tight as if to prevent her tears’ escape, but instead it forced them down her cheeks. “I wasn’t lying. I don’t know her. I don’t remember her. I don’t remember anything.”

He lifted one hand from her arm and brushed the tears from her cheek with his thumb before running it across her bottom lip. Her eyes remained closed, and his chest rose and fell in rhythm with hers. He leaned in close enough to inhale her breath.

“Don’t,” she said without force.

He shuffled his feet forward the few inches required for his body to brush against her breasts. “How can you not remember?”

“Th-the accident.”

He brought his mouth down, barely touching hers, his tongue tasting the salt of tears on her lips—those lips he had wanted to kiss from the first moment they’d met.

“Please,” she said on a puff of air and tried to pull away from him, but he tightened his hold on her arm.

“Please what?”

“Please…don’t kiss me.”

“I think you want me to kiss you.” When she said nothing in protest, he pressed his lips to hers and gently pulled first her top, then her bottom lip into his mouth. He held her chin between his thumb and fist to lift her face.

Tears still streamed down her cheeks, but she opened her eyes and shook her head. “I…I can’t do this.”

Mason trailed his finger down her throat to the opening of her robe, stopping just over her heart, and she trembled with a hitch in her breath.

“What do you mean you didn’t remember her because of the accident?”

“I have…gaps, memory loss.” Her tears had begun to wane.

“I’m going to kiss you again.”

“No,” she whispered when his mouth hovered mere millimeters over hers. He dropped his hand from her arm to the small of her back and pulled her against him, and she gasped at the unmistakable evidence of his arousal. “I’m not ready for this.”

“Because of your injury?”

“Because of the infidelity. My husband. He hurt me.” Her words pinched his heart and he nodded. “I can’t be with a man—any man. I can’t trust anyone. I don’t even trust myself to have the sense or judgment to know who can be trusted. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to trust anyone again.”

Mason laid a soft kiss on her mouth, tugging her bottom lip gently between his teeth. He lifted his face just enough to look at her. In time, he could teach her to trust again, at least to trust him, but it would take patience—and perseverance. He thought she might be worth the effort.

“If you want me to stop,” he told her, “if you really mean it, say ‘apple.’”

Alicia furrowed her brow and blinked before meeting his stare directly. “But I told you to stop.”

“Yes, but you didn’t mean it.” The color rushing into her cheeks proved him right. “I will only stop if you say ‘apple.’ Understand?”

She responded with a single, slow nod, never taking her eyes off him. When he covered her mouth with his, he ran his tongue along the seam of her lips, and she opened for him. He wrapped both arms around her then, holding her tight, and she placed her hands on his shoulders. As his tongue swirled inside her mouth, she leaned against him and released a low, moaning sigh. He allowed the kiss to continue and to deepen, in part because he wanted to prevent her from using the safety word, but primarily because he didn’t want to relinquish her delicious mouth. Although he would never call himself a connoisseur, he could detect the subtle notes of cherry, chocolate, and plum from the wine on her tongue.


I hope you enjoyed this excerpt, and that you will enjoy Alicia's Possession!

Now don't forget to leave a comment below to be entered in both my giveaway and the Blog Hop Grand Prize before you continue on to the other authors' websites on this Love, Lust, and Lipstick Stains Summer Lovin' Blog Hop! 








Comments

  1. I am definitely will be grabbing this book thanks for the excerpt it sealed it as well as the blurb for me.

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  2. Sounds good. Loved the blurb and excerpt...

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  3. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

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  4. I think I need that book. :) Thank you! heather1974 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thanks for taking part in the hop, Colette!

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  6. Sounds good. Thanks.
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  7. Thanks for being part of the hop! I am finding so many awesome books!!!

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  8. Exciting excerpt! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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  9. This sounds good read-I think I need to get this or try to win :)!

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  10. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for participating in the hop.

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  11. Nice excerpt

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