Kiss Me Once, Kiss Me Twice... Excerpt from The Proud and the Prejudice for My Sexy Saturday
Welcome to My Sexy Saturday!
After the last two weeks revisiting Pulse and Prejudice with excerpts from the story of Mr. Darcy, vampire, this week's theme allows me to present another sample from my modern twist on Pride and Prejudice - The Proud and the Prejudiced.
"Remember the song that has the lyric ‘Kiss me once and kiss me twice and kiss me once again, it’s been a long, long time”? Well, we hope so as this was the basis for this week’s theme. As we were coming up with something for the week, and yes there are times when the sexiness just doesn’t come as quickly as one might thing, this song popped into our heads. Yeah, the rest of the parts will come at different times this year....It could be something involving new lovers, or how about old lovers being reunited after being apart."
After being apart following the cast party (a/k/a the "Netherfield Ball" scene from Pride and Prejudice) Peter and Alice are reunited....and it feels so good.... (at least for a while because, well, you know what happened at the parsonage!)
Peter dragged Alice off the stage and out onto Bourbon Street. She had no idea where he was taking her at this frantic pace, navigating through the crowds on the street and sidewalk, and everything happened too quickly for her to wonder or protest. Then he led her into an empty alley, but halfway down, he stopped and turned around. They were both breathing heavily from the exertion, and a sheen of sweat glistened on his forehead.
“I’m sorry,” he said. “I can’t take it anymore.”
He wrapped his arms around her, brought her tight against his body, and covered her mouth with his.
A sensation she could only identify as relief flooded through her, relief in finally getting something she didn’t even know she had been needing. Her arms crawled up around his neck, and he walked her back against a brick wall, providing him leverage to deepen the kiss even more. His hands roamed over her body then made their way up her shirt, flesh to flesh, as their tongues continued to tangle.
The kiss continued on and on, for minutes, maybe hours. She didn’t know or care or want it to end, but end it did. He pulled his hands out from beneath her shirt to hold her head between them, and he broke the kiss to regain his breath.
As he laid kisses on her forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, he whispered, “Thank God, thank God, thank God,” again and again.
Then his mouth returned to cover hers, and she could have cried out a prayer of thanks that their lips and tongues were back where they belonged. He claimed her. In that moment, he owned her and could lead her wherever he wanted and she would follow.
The paperback edition will be released on March 21. 2015, at the Jane Austen Literary Festival in Mandeville, Louisiana. If you can't make it to the festival, you can pre-order your copy today!
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