Karen Michelle Nutt and KMN Books are celebrating Valentine's Day all this month by sharing excerpts of those First Kisses. Be sure to head on over there to see links to all the other giveaways. February 10th, Midnight Hunt is being featured on her Facebook Page.
As many of you may know, Midnight Hunt is the third book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles. (Don't worry…I'm working hard on Book 4!) Here's the excerpt of the first kiss between Broderick and Monika (his wife Davina reincarnated):
Monika grabbed a thick cloth from a hook and swung the fireplace crane to check the brew. “I think this is done.”
“I’ll do that for you.” Broderick took the cloth from her hand and their fingers briefly brushed against each other. He clenched his jaw against the wave of lust coursing through his limbs. After unhooking the cooking pot from the iron arm, he set the simmering infusion on the sideboard along the right wall. He stepped away and let her examine the brew.
Broderick peeked over her shoulder as she poked at the wilted plant in the water with a wooden spoon. “Just a little time to let it cool,” she said, and then whirled around and slammed into his chest with an “Oomph!” He caught her before she fell back. “Oh, goodness! I’m so sorry! I had no inkling you were right behind me!” She clutched his arms while she spewed apologies.
“Nay, it was my fault. I shouldn’t have…” Broderick stopped speaking because she kept rambling explanations, obviously thoroughly embarrassed by the clumsy encounter. He chuckled and then laid a finger over her lush mouth. “All is well.”
Wide-eyed and awe-struck, Monika gazed up at him.
The scent of her blood wafted between them and swirled with her desire, drifting from her like a perfume. Her pink tongue darted out to wet her lips and Broderick’s mouth watered. The Hunger surfaced and he closed his eyes to ensure she didn’t see the silver glow. “Fräulein Konrads, I—”
Monika slipped her fingers into his hair, pressing the back of his head to pull him to her. Their lips met…and Broderick was lost. She smelled of lavender and tasted of honey…tasted of Davina. She kissed like his wife—the same nibbling of his lower lip, the way she traced her tongue around his mouth, exploring, seeking. When she opened her mouth to him, he was helpless to resist and slid his tongue between her lips, delving deep. His hands smoothed down her sides, his thumbs tempted to brush the swell of her breasts, but he fought the indulgence. He snaked his arms around her torso and pulled her against his chest, lifting her in his embrace while he feasted on her mouth.
*Sigh* I'm in love with my own vampire hero. Broderick MacDougal for the win!! The first book in my Bonded By Blood Vampire Chronicles is FREE – Midnight Conquest – so be sure to download that and get hooked on the series!
And speaking of winning, commenters will be entered into a drawing this week for a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card (winner's choice). Answer the following…
Kiss and Tell! Was your first kiss memorable? Share in the comments.
The winner will be announced February 15th. Happy Valentine's Day!!!
That's my two pence…