Now that Christmas is over it is time to start thinking about the next holiday New Years. And what is possibly the most important part about New Years? Having someone to kiss at the stroke of midnight!
The Midnight Kiss blog hop will get you in the mood for romance. Here is my little offering an excerpt from Midnight Heat, Moonlight Romance Book 2 which will be released from Liquid Silver Books on Jan. 6th.
His eyes quickly swept her frame. He had seen the pine green dress Mrs. Brown had given her many times, but he acted like this was the first.
“You are beautiful, Allison.”
She laughed. She looked like a freak with only half her eyebrows. “Thank you.”
He took her hand and raised it to his lips, kissing her skin chastely. His soft lips stirred her and made her ache for more.
“I saved a good spot for us,” he said, motioning for her to follow him.
A spot for us? He freely threw around the supposition they were together—which they weren’t. Still, she didn’t protest. She wasn’t sure she wanted to be closer to him, but she knew she didn’t want to push him away. They picked their way around the maze of barrels and crates, and poor and colored passengers to an area surrounded by cotton bales.
“Some privacy,” he said, a glint in his eye.
Why did they need privacy just to sleep? She gulped air. Or did he have something else in mind?
Living in St. Louis, Missouri is a nightmare for Allison. It is 1868, but for her slavery never ended. After enduring years of abuse, she reaches her breaking point. She sees a fiery death as her only escape. She did not expect to live through the night, but George came to her rescue and changed her plans. Now she has a chance to fulfill her dream of falling in love and having a normal relationship with a handsome black man. But will he accept her with her baggage and the dark secrets from her past?
At eighteen, George is ready to make his own way in the world. He leaves his brother’s farm and gets a job as a roustabout. Working on the Mississippi River gives him the freedom he craves. Going ashore one night he sees a shack along the waterfront on fire. He never expected to find a beautiful colored woman trapped inside. Protective instincts kicking in, he instantly wants to be her man and take care of her.
Will he be able to gain her trust and love or will the memories of Allison’s painful past burn their relationship to cinders before it has begun?
Welcome all to the Midnight Kiss Giveaway Hop. The rules are fairly simple. All the bloggers are blogging about kisses and prizes are available at each stop!
My prize is:
1. A copy of Midnight Caller, Moonlight Romance book 1. The winner will be ready for Midnight Heat when it comes out. While you don’t need to read Midnight Caller first to enjoy the second story it is more fun if you do!
All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address below to enter.
Grand prize – a $25 book voucher from Liquid Silver Books!
Enter the drawing here by posting a comment below and please include your email address so they can easily notify the winner. Every blog you visit and every comment you leave increases your chance of winning.
Go to Gemini Girls to see the list of participating bloggers and continue hopping to learn about more great books and prizes!
Don’t delay get hopping before the clock winds down.