Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Silver Flash Wednesday: Untitled chapter five

Good morning everyone! We've finally made it across half the week and that means that it's Silver Flash Day!

There were some great prompts this week:

Guest Diva Lily Sawyer, gave us:
"This is a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation," Or "I wish I knew how to quit you." or "Love means never having to say you're sorry."

The alternate prompts were:
8 ball, trailer and use the name of any state in the US or pizzicato, pie and motor oil or "Your words are too big for your mouth"

I really liked the phrase "I wish I knew how to quit you", but I couldn't fit it into Damien and Amanda's story (Click here if you want to read old chapters) just yet, so I went instead with the ball, the trailer and the state.

Read on and don't forget to visit the other great Flasher's (links at the bottom).




Untitled Chapter 5


“Damian.”

“How are you doing, Amanda?” He nimbly stepped over her legs and settled himself in the empty seat by her side.

“I’m fine, thank you, but—“

“I’m so glad to see you; it’s been years, huh? I think the last time we saw each other was that day at that dirty trailer park in Massachusetts.” Damian watched Amanda’s cheeks fill with color and her eyes narrowed dangerously. “Oh no, not you, sorry. Last time I saw you it was a warm summer evening. You came over to scream at me and we almost kissed and—“

“Damian, I—“

Damian looked back and forth from her to the nerd boy seated in front. The guy was glaring at him in what he could only guess was his most menacing look. He frowned, trying to stop the laughter bubbling inside him to surface.

“Did I interrupt something?”

“Yes.”
“No.”

The couple stared at each other. Silent communication passed between them. With a shrug and a quick nod the boy stood and sauntered away, disappointment openly showing in his stance.

As soon as he was out of earshot Damian burst out laughing. A hard punch in the arm caused his laughter to double.

“Damian!” Amanda cried. She abruptly stood up and turned to face him. “Jerk.” She spun around to leave but he was quicker. His fingers wrapped around her wrist and he gasped. Amanda’s eyes widened and searched his face, seeking an answer to the intense current that had just swept between them.

“You know that’s the second time I feel that in less than a week?” he shrugged, trying to diminish the strange feeling. “Will you sit with me? I just want to talk for a bit.”

Damian watched Amanda’s face. Her expression was stony but her eyes were troubled. She glanced at his hand, still on her wrist. She bit her lower lip.

“Fine.”

Damian smiled in relief.

“Thanks.”

“What do you want to talk about?”

Damian glanced at her. Her eyes were narrowed, her tone of voice icy, but he still held her wrist and she had made no move to disengage herself from his hold.

“I want to apologize for before and for that day at my front lawn.” He averted his gaze. He was lying. He was not sorry for getting rid of the nerd and he was not sorry for almost kissing her that day in his lawn. Nonetheless, he hated himself for lying to her, but he sensed she wanted an apology and if that’s what it took to get her to stay a while longer next to him, he’d give it to her.

Amanda sighed and sat back against the cushions, disengaging herself from his grip.

“That’s all right. I’m actually thankful about Alex. He’s a nice guy, but,” she hesitated, clearly unsure on how much she should say.

“He can be a little too knowledgably at times?”

Amanda smiled. “Nicely put, but yeah, he can be a pain in the ass.”

“You don’t need a magic 8 ball to figure that one out.”

Damian grinned as Amanda laughed good-humouredly. She had such beautiful laughter, like the sound of tinkling bells. He sadly realized that during all their encounters he’d always done something to anger her hence her attitude towards him had always been to scowl or glare in animosity.

“I’m sorry for being such a jerk at times,” he blurted.

Amanda smiled. She tucked a lose strand of her chocolate colored hair behind an ear.

“That’s ok; I’ve never been particularly nice towards you, either.”

“Maybe we can start again? Forget those past chaotic encounters and stop being enemies for once and for all.”

“I guess we could.”

Damian grinned. He stuck out his hand. “Name’s Damian. Pleased to meet you.”

“Amanda.”



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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday


In shame I admit I forgot to sign up for Six Sentence Sunday last weekend! Nonetheless, I'm back today with a few sentences from my upcoming December release "The Uncertain List". Hope you like it and please don't forget to visit the other SSS authors!

Snow fell silently around them, wetting their clothes and faces. A snowflake landed on Amy's nose and Tristan gently swiped it off with his finger. Before he could drop his hand, Amy took it into hers.

"There's something else about Christmas that I like," she whispered sensually.

"What would that be?" he said leaning against the car and bringing her to him.

"Christmas turns me on."

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Friday!

At last it's Friday! It seems this week has dragged on forever or at least to me- I kept thinking yesterday was Friday. Fortunately, the weekend is upon us! Time to relax and have fun :)

Quick question:

What do you prefer: for the hero to pursue the heroine or vice versa?

I've got an idea for a contemporary short story but the hero and heroine keep arguing on who's going to go after whom...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Winners of the TRS Thanksgiving Party!!


Morning everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Thank you for participating in the TRS Thankgiving party :)

The winner of a copy of A Decade of Longing is:

GINA JACKSON

The winner of my farewell prize a copy of Dreams of Fate is:

SHADOW

I'll get in touch with you both by email. Have a great holiday!

Thursday Melodies...Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, this one is for laughs ;-) Enjoy your holiday if you celebrate Thanksgiving and if not, have an awesome day nonetheless!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Silver Flash Wednesday: Untitled Chapter 4

Greetings friends!
Today is another one of those awesome Wednesdays! and why are they awesome? One, because it means we're a little closer to the weekend and two, because it's Silver Flash Day!

We had a load of prompts to chose from this week but I finally decided to pick these three words: immigrants, Led Zeppelin and thanks

In case you don't remember, the last chapter on Untitled Work (goodness, I really do need to think of a title for Amanda and Damian's story) was the unexpected meeting at the Karaoke bar. If you want to read it, click here!

Read on and don't forget to check out the other awesome flasher's (links at the bottom).



Untitled Chapter 4

Thirty seconds. That’s how long it had taken him to spot her. Damian leaned back against the white plaster wall, sipping the drink Anne had offered him upon his arrival. He’d barely mumbled his thanks when she had run off with a smile and an apology to welcome new guests.
Left alone with no one to talk to, he scanned the room and found Amanda. He’d settled against the wall, waiting and watching. He didn’t mind being on his own; after all, he’d only accepted the invitation to the party because it was a great chance to see Amanda again. Besides, he had never been a social butterfly. He was best left to his own devices: his motorcycle, his music, his reading. He’d only come because of her, the pretty girl he’d had a crush on for the past two years, the one on the other side of the room, the one which he had spotted in little more than thirty seconds.

Damian studied Amanda. She was sitting down, one of her shapely legs crossed over the other, raising her skirt to mid thigh. She wasn’t even aware of the effect that little bare piece of skin was having on her interlocutor, who’s gaze kept dashing to her leg.
He smiled. It seemed her music tastes had changed some in the past two years. Last time they’d spoken she had classified his music as noise and now, as Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant song played through the speakers her feet were restless, surreptitiously tapping to the beat.

Amanda smiled and Damian’s heart accelerated. Twice now he had been close to kissing those pink lips. How did that saying go? Third time comes around, or third time lucky…something like that. He took a sip from his drink. Fate had thrown him in Amanda’s path once more. What remote possibility was there that after two years of barely catching glimpses of her from across the lawn during the summer he would meet her in Springfield? One in a million. And yet, there she had been, at the same Karaoke bar to which he had taken those clients bent on having a good time before departing back home.
Damian shook his head. He still didn’t know what had gotten into him. He’d seen her across the bar and his brains decided to go for a hike. Before he knew what he was doing he was on stage singing to her. A grin tugged at the corner of his lips and he hid it behind his cup. It seemed he couldn’t stop making a fool of himself every time he was near the girl.

Until tonight. After Anne, Amanda’s friend, had invited him to this pre-Thanksgiving party he’d gone home with one goal in mind. He’d make Amanda his. He’d taste every corner of that mouth, every delectable inch of that body before the night was over. He’d scratch that itch he’d been nursing ever since she’d come to scream at him about his motorcycle making too much noise, ever since, she’d splayed her small hand over his chest, ever since he’d been so close to kissing her he could still smell her perfume… Damian shook his head, trying to dissipate that never forgotten summer evening. He should have forgotten her but he couldn’t and then the other night, when he’d grab her wrist...damn, his fingers still tingled just from the memory.

He glanced in Amanda’s direction. She was still deep in conversation with the guy before her. Straightening, he left his spot near the wall. He took his time approaching the couple. Looking at a picture frame here, leaving his empty cup on a table, admiring a pretty ornament. He was upon them before he could digest what he was going to do. His hands were clammy and his heart beat so loudly he was surprised no one else mentioned what that racket was. Amanda glanced up at him. Her lips parted and her large brown eyes sparkled. Damian grinned. The show was on.



Awesome Flasher's:

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Coffee Time Chat!

Happy Saturday everyone! This evening from 5:00 to 11:30pm (EST Time) I'll be chatting about being in love with foreigners, stereotypes, experiences and anything you can think of at Coffee Time Erotic Yahoo chat!

Grab your drink and snacks and chat away with me! Hope to see you there! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday Melodies

Good morning! This week is breezing by and already it's Thursday, just another day before the weekend.

On last week's Silver Flash two songs were mentioned (read it here) and that's why today I'm dedicating Thursday's melody to both of them! One, the fun Elton John's and Kiki Dee's song "Don't go breaking my heart" and the other Alice Cooper's sexy "Poison".

Have a great day!



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Romance Review Year end splash party!

Hey everyone! Happy Hump day!

If you've visited my blog or website you probably noticed I have a nifty little poster like this one:


The Romance Review has organized this great party where everyone has the chance to win loads of prizes! All you have to do is go here: http://www.theromancereviews.com/event.php
and follow the rules :)

Among other things you can win a copy of either my novel "A Decade of Longing" and/or my short "Dreams of Fate". To do so, you must answer the question that will be hung today, November 16th and on November 26th. Have fun!

Silver Flash Wednesday


Morning everyone!

I'm not participating in Silver Flash this week but check out these great flashers:

Sui Lynn (m/m)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday



Happy Sunday everyone! My Six Sentences of today belong to my Nanowrimo project. Unfortunately, life has been repeatedly getting in the way lately and I don't think I'll finish my novel in time. However, I do intend to finish this story at some point ;-)

As always, thank you for stopping by and commenting (you make my day a whole lot brighter!) and don't forget to visit those other great authors out there.

“Tell me, Camilia, if you are not a virgin why do you cower away from me every time I get near you? Why does fear creep into your eyes every time my body nudges yours?”

“I—“

“Tell me.”

“You are imagining things. I feel no fear,” she replied, staring at him defiantly even though adrenaline rushed through her body and turned to liquid heat between her legs.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Would you like to win a copy of A Decade of Longing?

Morning everyone and Happy Thursday!
Link
I'm visiting London Saint James' blog today and giving out a PDF copy of my novel "A Decade of Longing" to everyone who leaves a comment or question on the blog. To participate you must be a follower of both my blog and London's (http://londonsj.blogspot.com/). Don't forget to leave your email address!

The winner will be picked at random and will be announced on November 17, 2011


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Silver Flash Wednesday: Untitled Chapter 3

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm participating in today's Silver Flash and continuing with this untitled work. If you don't remember where we dropped off you can read chapter 1 and 2 here and here. Link

Remember to visit the other fantastic flasher's! (links at the bottom)

Untitled Chapter 3


Damian lowered his head to her face. He was inches away from her lips. Amanda knew she should do something to stop him but she couldn’t. She stood powerless to his masculine appeal. What’s more, she hated to admit it, but she wanted him to kiss her.

His lips were tantalizing and the heat from his body was intoxicating. Her breath hitched. She swallowed hard. This was not a good idea. He was her neighbor, her enemy, the one that didn’t let her read in peace. She put a restraining hand on his chest. He stopped, glancing into her eyes. The heat coming from him was scorching her hand, raising her awareness of what she was doing. She splayed her fingers, reveling on the feel of his smooth skin and the few scarce hairs that dusted his chest. His hand snaked around her waist and he pulled her closer. Amanda looked up at him.

“I don’t think this is a good idea,” she blurted.

Damian raised his eyebrows. She felt his muscles tense underneath her fingers and she wanted to bite back her words, but it was too late. She’d already put her foot in her mouth.

Amanda scratched her nose with the back of her arm and turned away from the window. The last time she had seen Damian had been a long time ago, more than two years ago to be exact. That’s when the real trouble had begun.

Amanda screamed along with her friends as the first chords of one of her favorite songs blasted through the karaoke’s bar speakers. She laughed and used her fist as a pretend microphone as she mouthed the words to Elton John’s and Kiki Dee’s song “Don't go breakin' my heart” which a group of men were badly imitating on stage.

Suddenly her friend, Anne, nudged her on the ribs.

“What?” She lowered her head so she could hear her friend above the noise.

“That hunk in the corner hasn’t stopped staring at you.”

Amanda raised her eyes and quickly lowered them. It couldn’t be. It could.

“Tell me what he looks like,” she said, grabbing her friends arm and turning her back on the boy while dancing with her friend.

“Tall, long dark hair, dressed in black pants and a long sleeve black shirt.”

“Shit.”

“You know him?”

“If it’s who I think he is, then yes.”

“Well, he’s standing up.”

“What?” Amanda turned around sharply. She watched the man walk to the stage. Her innards felt like jelly. She hadn’t seen that boy, no, man, since the summer before last when he’d almost kissed her. A base and guitar mingled in the air, then the sound of drums. Her attention was drawn to the stage. Damian stood center stage. She held to her beer bottle as if it was her only connection to life. Damian had let his hair loose. It wasn’t the messy strands she recalled but a silken curtain that hung halfway down his back. He was fitter than she recalled, seemingly having finally spread out in all the right places.

She realized with a jolt that the voice she was hearing was his. Had it been that deep and husky two years ago? Damian got down from the stage, singing and swaying his hips to the infectious melody of Alice Cooper’s Poison. She had to get out of there.

It was too late. Damian was before her, his blue eyes piercing through her and causing her blood to boil while he sung the lyrics to the song:

I want to love you, but I better not touch (Don't touch)
I want to hold you but my senses tell me to stop
I want to kiss you but I want it too much (Too much)
I want to taste you but your lips are venomous poison”

Before she could conjure something intelligent to say, Damian winked at her and went back on stage for the grand finale.

“Let’s get out of here.”

“What? Are you nuts?” Anne admonished her. “Amanda, you haven’t gotten laid in about a century and that hunk has it hot for you, what—“

“No, let’s go. Now.”

“What is wrong with you?”

“Nothing, it’s just I don’t want to stay here anymore.”

“Don’t you like the guy? Because if you don’t want him I’d love to give him a shot.”

“Anne!”

“Aha! So you do like him!”

“You do?”

A very masculine voice spoke from behind her. Amanda jumped and turned around. Her eyes found Damian and she blushed.

“That’s not what I was saying, Anne was just misinterpreting my words.”

Damian raised his eyebrows in a skeptical expression.

“Yeah, well, I don’t need to explain to you. We’re leaving.” Before she could turn around Damian grasped her wrist.

“Amanda.”

To be continued...


Silver Flasher's of this week


Winner of A Decade of Longing

Good Morning everyone!

Thank you for being part of the Goddess Fish Pavilion Release Party and commenting on my posts. I really enjoyed blogging over at the Pavilion and getting to hear your opinions on love, dancing and your favorite reading genre. I hope to hear from you again soon!

To pick the winner of a copy of my Ebook I wrote down all your names and emails, gave each of you a number and used Random.org to pick a random number. The winner of a copy of A Decade of Longing is...

Lorraine Nelson!

Congrats Lorraine! I'll get in touch with you by email to send you your Ebook.

Have a great day everyone! And don't forget that I'm part of the Year End Splash Part at TRR. Head on over, they're giving out loads of prizes!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday and The Goddess Fish Party Pavilion!



Happy Sunday everyone! My Six Sentences from today belong to my recently released novel "A Decade of Longing", available at Evernight Publishing.

“Look at me, Angelica,” Alex asked softly. She avoided his eyes. He saw her discomfort, and part of him knew that maybe it was better if he released her; if he forgot about her, just like he should have done long ago. The other part of him refused to give up, knowing what they had once shared was still alive. With tenderness, he released her waist and lifted her chin.

For barely a moment their eyes met.

Interested? Well, I'm blogging all day at the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion! Come for a visit, leave a comment and you could win a copy of "A Decade of Longing". Hope to see you there!รง

And don't forget to visit the other great Six Sentence Sunday authors!Link

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Free read! Claiming the Huntress + Thursday Melody

Anyone up for a short free read? Click on the picture to read my paranormal erotic short "Claiming the Huntress" published at The Long and The Short of it and available until next Thursday for your enjoyment ^_^

As for today's song I was giving it a thought and finally decided on something from Finnish group Sonata Arctica. This song is called "Full Moon"



Finally, just a quick reminder that I'll be blogging at the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion this Sunday, so stop by for a visit! I'll be giving away a copy of A Decade of Longing!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's up?

Greetings, Greetings!

Halloween is over and we've started the crazy month of November. This means, Nanowrimo! Yep, I'm burdened with class work and promotion for my other novels but I'm still going to try and complete that 50.000 word count.


More things... would you like a paranormal free read? Stop by tomorrow at The Long and the Short of it and read my latest erotic short"Claiming the huntress".

Finally, on Sunday, November 6th, I'll be blogging at The Goddess Fish Party Pavilion celebrating the release of my novel "A Decade of Longing". There will be a giveaway! so come visit on Sunday to find out how you can win.

And I almost forgot! The Romance Review Splash Party started yesterday! There are loads of prizes including a copy of my novels "Dreams of Fate" and "A Decade of Longing"!