June 21, 2011

I Have a Release Date!

It's Official, the release date for After Midnight is September 30, 2011. Because I'm so darned excited about the release of this one, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek.

Thirteen years--that's how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother's life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar...

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal--one that doesn't include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won't be easy, but he can't get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?

“You have the most beautiful eyes,” Noah 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?”


“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.


“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.


AJ Nuest said...

Sarah, I LOVED the excerpt. Fantastic! I can't wait to read this one. And that cover! Just beautiful. I'm so darned excited for you I can barely stand it! Please let us know as soon as this one hits the cyber shelves! Here's to many, many sales, my friend. And congratulations on your continued success!

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks AJ! I absolutely love my cover, too. Actually she's supposed to be part Native American and he's the blonde, but it's just so darn gorgeous I never said a word. Too afraid to lose that stunning cover, ya know? Shh, don't tell anyone. LOL

Debra St. John said...


Congrats on your release date! It's always so much fun to get that e-mail!

Loved the excerpt and the cover. Thanks for sharing this sneak peek with us!

Vonnie Davis ~ Romance Author said...

One smokin' excerpt! Very well written. I could feel the emotion and sexual tension...oh, yeah...VERY well done. Much success, hon.

Stephanie Burkhart said...

Sarah, great excerpt, it really pulled me in.
That is a very eye-catching cover. I wouldn't worry about. For me, the visual doesn't have to match all the time, just capture the "flavor" of the novel.


Bree said...

Congrats on your upcoming release and wow!! What a great excerpt!!

Sarah Grimm said...

@Debra St. John Thanks for checking out my excerpt! It is fun to get that e-mail, isn't it?


Sarah Grimm said...

@Vonnie Davis Thanks for the well wishes, Vonnie. So glad you enjoyed the excerpt!


Emma Lai said...

Ooh...can't wait!

Sarah Grimm said...

@StephB Steph- I'm with you on the visual not having to match all the time. And I'm so in love with my cover that all I do is smile when I look at it. Worry doesn't enter the picture!

Thanks for visiting!


Sarah Grimm said...

@Bree Thanks, Bree, I'm so happy you enjoyed it!


Sarah Grimm said...

I can't believe I forgot to mention that during the Scorching Summer Blog Tour I'll be re-visiting Isabeau and Noah...with a scorching hot excerpt!

Sarah Grimm said...

@Emma Lai we must have been typing at the same time because I almost missed you. lol

Thanks for stopping by, Emma! I can't wait to hear what you think of After Midnight.


Jessica E. Subject said...

Congratulations Sarah! All the best!

Sarah Grimm said...

@Jessica Subject Thanks so much, Jessica!

Lilly Gayle said...

Wow! Love the blurb and excerpt. This sounds like an exciting read. Congrats on the release date!

Karen C said...

Congratulations on getting the release date - and hooray for us!! The cover is absolutely amazing... also enjoyed the blurb and excerpt - HOT!