Friday, October 20, 2017

First Kiss Friday – An Excerpt from “Love Unleashed” by Marcia James

Today on First Kiss Friday, we welcome romance author, Marcia James, and an excerpt from her Steamy Contemporary Romance novella, “Love Unleashed.”

His best laid plans...

DJ “Rabid Ron” Hart has a grand scheme to win back the woman he loves. It involves an animal adoption fair, a goofy hairless dog named Charlie and an offer she can’t refuse.

Her hidden desires...

Cara Wilson has fantasies she’s never admitted, and her ex-boyfriend still features in her erotic dreams. If only he didn’t keep his bad-boy urges so tightly leashed.

Tonight they’ll learn that winning sometimes takes losing control.

First Kiss Excerpt

Ron bit back a groan. He struggled for control as she pressed him back against the wall, using her body to massage his. Was this her payback? Was Cara going to take him to the edge of release and then walk out?
He reversed their positions, carefully trapping her between his body and the wall. Her breath hitched, then quickened. God almighty. If she was teasing him, it was clearly pushing her buttons as well as his. Her fingers ran over his shirt, stroking, then sliding down his abs toward his pants. Groaning, he caught her wrists and pressed them to the wall beside her shoulders. If he didn't stop those talented fingers, he'd never maintain the upper hand.
Her eyes were dark with longing, and her skin pinkened with excitement. His body arched toward hers, needing to be with her more than he needed air.
“Cara.” His voice was so ragged he barely recognized it. “I’ll give you one more chance to leave. When I let go of your hands, if you don’t walk out of here, I swear I’ll take you right here.”
She gasped, her beautiful eyes widening, and her pulse fluttered under his fingers. But the last thing she looked was scared. Finding the strength somewhere, he slowly straightened until their bodies were no longer touching. Then he dropped her hands.
Instead of running away, she stood on tiptoe, slid her arms around his neck, and brought his mouth to hers. After months of longing for her, the contact was shocking, as if he'd touched one of his radio station’s poorly grounded speakers with his tongue. And, God help him, he wanted more.
Taking over the kiss, he deepened it, exploring and relishing with every sweep of his tongue. Cara tasted so good, so right, and he knew no matter how much he'd tried, he’d never stopped loving her. Ron pulled away, gratified when she made a noise of protest.
Wet from his mouth, her lips were slightly swollen, and she ran her tongue across them as if savoring his flavor. Her eyes opened slowly, and the look she gave him was dazed.
“You were warned.” He was going to drive her as wild as she made him. He loved this woman, loved her forever, and he was never letting her walk away from him again.

“Sultry Nights” Blurb:
Love, passion, romance and desire… No matter what your preference, this set of 22 hot and sexy reads has just what you need, including surprise love affairs, bad boys we can’t resist, and couples that were meant to be. Sultry Nights—which includes Marcia James’s novella, “Love Unleashed”—is sure to please!

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  1. Hi, Bonnie! Thank you for sharing my "Love Unleashed" blurb and excerpt! It's great being in the Sultry Nights box set with you. ;-)

  2. So glad you could share your wonderful work with my readers!