February 11, 2012

With Love Valentine's Blog Hop



Thanks for stopping by to enter my giveaway!
Here's the scoop...
Each of the over 200 participating authors will run a contest on their blog for readers to enjoy!
Make sure you hit all the stops on the
hop and leave a comment.
You won’t be disappointed!

Contest starts February 11, 2012 and
ends February 14, 2012 at midnight.

One lucky reader
who leaves a comment or
follows my blog
will win a digital copy of
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
PLUS I've decided to add a
Grand Prize SURPRISE!

So that's TWO chances to WIN!

Random winners will be chosen Tuesday, February 15th
and will be listed here on the blog.


His shirt sleeve slipped down as she pressed the warm cloth to his skin. She shoved it back out of the way.

“Wait,” he said as it slipped a second time. He reached his arm over his head. Fisting his hand in his shirt, he pulled it off.

There was something so inherently male about the move that she didn’t look away. Then, once he stood before her wearing nothing but his jeans, she couldn’t look away. He was built. His body was sleek, smooth, and leanly muscled. Lightly tanned, with hard six-pack abs and a dark blonde line of hair that started below his navel and trailed down to disappear beneath the waistband of his jeans.

Not that she was looking.

Or drooling.

There was no doubt about it, he looked better than most men half his age.

“Is something wrong, Isa?”

Arousal clouded her mind. Her body thrummed with it. “What? No.”

But as she pressed the cloth against his skin, her hands shook.

She tried to keep her focus on the task at hand and off his chest, but it was right there. Suddenly she was hyperaware of the heat coming off him, of the scent of musk and man that swam through her senses.

“So what do you think?” he asked, his voice a whisper against her temple.

She thought she wanted to reach out and see if his skin was as soft as it looked, his body as hard. She swallowed. Her dry throat stuck together. “What do I think?”

“About the tattoo.”

“The tattoo?” Perfect. She sounded like an idiot. Heat flooded her cheeks. She could feel his eyes on her and knew he noticed. He had a habit of watching her in a way that made her toes curl, her stomach turn over. She’d caught him doing it on more than one occasion and knew if she tipped her head up, she’d catch him doing it now.

So she focused on his tattoo, and smiled.

Thomas had given him a small skeletal body, wings and a halo above the over-sized and even more animated skull. “It’s perfect.”

Trading the wet washcloth for a clean, dry one, she patted his arm dry, then applied a thin layer of ointment. “There you go.”

“Thank you.” Reaching up, he tucked a stray wisp of hair behind her ear.

Her breathing shallowed when his fingers grazed the side of her throat, caught as his other hand settled on her hip. Slowly her eyes raised, moved up his throat, past his dangerously tempting mouth, before she met his gaze and felt a punch of awareness.

“You have the most beautiful eyes,” he said, and shifted just a little closer.

Never had her eyes been called beautiful. Strange? Yes. Beautiful? Never.

“They change color depending on what you’re feeling, did you know that?”

“I…no.”

“Right now they’re blue—a very pale blue. What does that mean, Isa? Tell me what you’re feeling right now.”

Desire. Need, unlike she’d ever felt before. She’d had no idea how much she’d craved a physical touch, his touch. Her stomach fluttered. Her heart skipped a few beats. She slicked her tongue over her lips, and his hand flexed against her hip.

“I have to know,” he murmured.

“What?”

“Your taste.”

He slipped his hand from her hip to the small of her back, pulling her against him. Their bodies molded, soft to hard. His thigh slid between hers and desire curled her toes, tightened her nipples into hard, aching points. And still, he didn’t kiss her. Why didn’t he kiss her? Then he did. Finally, he did. He teased her lips with his tongue, and she opened to him, drank in his dark seductive flavor.

She settled her hand against his chest, reveling in the feel of hard muscle and hot male. Good God the man could kiss. His body surrounded her, engulfed her as his mouth continued to seduce. She arched into him, and as his erection pressed against her stomach, she couldn’t hold back a moan.

33 comments:

Savannah Chase said...

Hope you have a naughty Valentine's Day..

wanda f said...

Thank you for the chance to win you're awesome.Have a great weekend and an fantastic Valentimes Day

flanagan@mebtel.net

Rhonda D said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!
slinkydennis@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

:) Figured I'd stop by before I had to completely disappear for work

shadowestr@aol.com

Jean P said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Happy Valentine's Day

Jean
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop and giving us a chance to win.

DawnM

murphy dot dawn at gmail dot com

Shannon Leigh said...

Sounds exciting!

author_shannon_leigh@hotmail.com

Kaylyn D. said...

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for the giveaway!
kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

Lisa said...

Thanks for being part of the blog hop. Sounds like a great giveaway.

Wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Jessica Subject said...

I'd love to win After Midnight! Please enter me.

Nay Nay said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
I love these hops. What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>
reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cathy M said...

Thanks for being part of the great blog hop and Happy Valentine's Day, Sarah.

gfc follower
cathy m
caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Karen Lawson
klawson5@roadrunner.com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Happy Valentines Day!
Thanks for the hop!!!
carrieannryanwrites@gmail.com

Karen said...

Hope all your dreams come through this Valentine's Day.

Norma Nielsen said...

just stopping boy to say hello.

normanielsen@bigpond.com

Julianne said...

Oh how nice it would be to feel a nice hot, hard male body. *sigh*
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Lyra L7 said...

Happy Valentine’s Day
Thank you for the giveaway!
Well now,after that announcement I'm really curious ;)

Lyra L
lyra DOT lucky7 ATgmailDotcom

SiNn said...

have a great v-day if you celebrate teh day of instead of after ty for the chance to win ur book ur a new to m e author


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Angie Adair said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Happy Valentines Day! angadair@nwcable.net

Phuong said...

Great excerpt and thanks for the giveaway.

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Ashley Applebee said...

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Thanks for joining the hop!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

mimirose41209 said...

Happy Valentine's Day !

Thanks for being a part of such a great hop!

mimirose41209 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

i love the cover and the excerpt was HOT, i can hardly wait to see what happens next.

thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway.

tammy ramey
trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

Linda Henderson said...

I like the sounds of this one, would love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway and I hope you have a great Valentine's Day.

seriousreader at live dot com

mbourn said...

The excerpt works for me...I am definitely checking this one out!
Thanks for being in the blog hop!

Mel
bournmelissa@hotmail.com

Kathryn Merkel said...

After Midnight sounds so hot. Thanks for the tease.

I follow via GFC: Kathy Merkel &
Networked Blogs: Kathryn Anne Merkel

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menina.iscrazy said...

Have a happy Valentine's day! :)

menina.iscrazy @ yahoo.com

desitheblonde said...

thanks for the hop
and then valntine hope will be good for you

shadow_kohler said...

Thank you sharing and for the great giveaway! Happy Valentines!
gfc- shadow_kohler
shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

LKF said...

The excerpt was great and I so want more... Will ahve to get this one.

Lynda
lyndakayefrazier@yahoo.com

TKay said...

This Blog hop is amazing, So much fun seeing all of these new authors! Prizes are always great too. tkisastar(at)yahoo(dot)com

Pam S said...

hi Sarah happy vday! After midnight sounds like a great and I really enjoyed the excerpt you shared. ty for the giveaway!

pams00 at aol.com