A Gentleman and a Rogue

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Snippet Sunday - Feast of Candles - 99 cent contemporary romance


Hi all, I'm participating in the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday again, but this month, I'll be taking snippets from my 99 cent "spicy" contemporary romance, "Feast of Candles."



Feast of Candles
Contemporary Romance
99 cents

BLURB: Drake is going to take the biggest risk of his life all on a bottle of wine. Can he break the barriers around Lily's heart? 

This snippet: Drake & Lily meet in person.



*****


His compelling eyes riveted her to the spot as they hinted of sadness. He reached out and cupped her cheek, gently stroking her jaw with his thumb. "I'm sorry. You shouldn't be alone at Christmas."

"I'm used to the loneliness." She closed her eyes briefly, enjoying his touch far too much.

He drew close, pressing the length of his body against hers. Her pulse quickened even as a sense of caution flooded through her. She opened her eyes and placed her hand over his, while placing her other hand over his chest to stop him from drawing closer. Despite her attraction, she wasn't quite ready to allow a kiss. 


*****


Reviews:

"This is a delightful short story." - Billie Houston, Amazon Reader

"Drake's romantic gesture at the end will have you swoon!" Angela Britnell, Amazon Reader
BUY LINKS:
AMAZON: http://amzn.com/B008NXELPG

Jimmy Thomas is the cover model. Sigh... I just adore Jimmy! 

8 comments:

  1. Such a lovely 8. Great job, Steph. I tweeted.

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    1. Ella,
      Just got back from training in San Diego! Thanks for popping in. THanks for the Tweet. I appreciate it.

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      Steph

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  2. Nice. I somehow doubt she's going to remember loneliness when he's through with her.

    That's Jimmy? I didn't recognize him at that angle.

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    1. I agree - it's hard to recognize Jimmy, but that smile is a dead giveaway.

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      Steph

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  3. Good scene and such restraint in the character really adds to the romantic tension.



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    1. Thanks for stopping by HS! I agree - nothing amps up the tension like a little self-restraint.

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      Steph

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  4. Interesting she can still exercise her self control after all of that sensual buildup! Terrific snippet!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the snippet.
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      Steph

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