Friday, August 11, 2017

First Kiss Friday – An Excerpt from “Walk-In” by Val Tobin

Today on First Kiss Friday, we welcome romance author, Val Tobin, and an excerpt from the Paranormal Romance novel, “Walk-In.”

Questions plague psychic reader Viktoria Kovacs when her twin sister, missing for five years, appears at her door. Why did her sister leave? What happened to her memory? And how did she end up living with the mysterious millionaire who claims to be her protector?

When journalist Aedan McCarthy visits the occult shop where Viktoria works, he's researching a novel, not looking for love. Unprepared for the jolt of electricity that sparks between them, Aedan wants to explore the possibilities.

But evil lurks, and not everyone is who they appear to be. Getting entangled with Viktoria might cost Aedan his soul.

First Kiss Friday Excerpt

… She shook her head. “He’s—” Viktoria couldn’t say the word out loud. He’d think she was crazy.

“Tell me.”

She opened her mouth, but nothing came out. How could she tell him the truth? She wasn’t sure herself what it was. “I can’t.”

“He’s what, Viki. Say it.”

It would be good to tell someone. Without Rowan, she was alone in this. His eyes showed only compassion and concern. “Oh, God, Aedan, he’s a sorcerer, and he’s trying to hurt me.”

“Why? I don’t understand.”

“That’s the million-dollar question. That’s why we were doing what we were doing.” She put her head in her hands and blew out an exasperated breath. When she looked up again, their gazes locked.

She lowered her gaze and it landed on his lips.

He had a beautiful mouth. She had an urge to trace it with her finger, and it took all her self-control to keep her hands to herself. Sudden awareness she huddled in his arms brought with it self-consciousness and, reluctantly, she started to pull away.

“Wait.” His hands slid up her back and kept her close. “No one will hurt you. I won’t allow it.”

Their gazes locked again, and this time, she saw longing.

“You fascinate me, Viktoria. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since we met.” His hands cupped her face. He dipped his head and brushed her lips lightly with his. The delicate touch sent butterflies flittering through her stomach.

Her brain fuzzed over, and when he plunged again, more fiercely, she met him with equal force. The desire she’d been supressing since the moment he’d walked into her reading room raced through her body. She circled her arms around his shoulders and clung and sampled.

His lips nipped hers and then he deepened the kiss, his arms banding around her.

“Aedan.” She breathed out his name and ran her hands through his hair. For an instant, she forgot everything except that she’d finally been able to taste him. If only this moment could last forever.

Where they were now, what they were doing, and what had happened crashed together. She slipped her hands onto his chest and pushed him lightly away.

“I had to.” He said it easily. “I’ve been wanting to do that—and more—since we met. I’m sorry. This is the worst time to indulge that urge, but I had to kiss you.”…

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