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About the author:
The bestselling Ocean’s Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy.
What inspired you to write your book?
A character in one of my other books made a reference to a very sexy man and the wonderful time she spent with him. I started wondering exactly what happened…and wrote this novella. She became one of my favourite characters…not to mention her very sexy man!
Here is a short sample from the book:
A tiny taste of what’s in store:
I touched my fingers to his shoulder to steady myself before reaching for my drink.
His face split in a wide grin beneath his ocean-deep eyes. “I think you’ve had enough. What’ll you give me for it?”
I shrugged. “What do you want?”
His smile shrank, becoming more thoughtful. “You could start with a kiss.”
I looked into those yearning, deep-water eyes of a man who seemed all fire. It’s been a long time, but I think I still remember how.
I cautiously placed my hands on the sides of his face and touched my lips to his. His mouth was open, so the draught of his breath cooled my lips for the briefest moment before I pulled away.
“F*** that!” He strode to the coffee table and clunked the glasses down. His hands were empty for barely a moment before they were splayed warmly on my back. “Belinda. That’s not a kiss.”
I moved with him as he pulled me closer, one of his hands travelling up to the back of my neck as the other drifted down to the small of my back. I leaned in closer still.
He bowed his head as I tilted mine up. I wet my lips and parted them, feeling fear for the first time. Perhaps I have forgotten how to do this. This is a stupid idea.
He pressed his mouth to mine, layering our lips as we shared a breath. His smiling blue eyes drooped to show blue-veined lids as his tongue stroked mine.
I haven’t forgotten. This is new and I’m going to…I’m going to…
His shoulders were smooth beneath my questing fingers, his lips warm and responsive as I deepened my kiss. I felt his chuckle rumble through both of us, though I couldn’t see him with my eyes closed. He tasted of whiskey with a hint of chocolate and I wanted more…
“Now that’s a kiss.”