I didn’t think it would be this soon, but on Friday, I revealed the cover for my soon-to-be released medieval short novella, Beloveds. So of course I wanted to share it with all of you!
Isn’t it sexy? 🙂 And here’s the blurb and a new excerpt!
Passion never dies.
Lady Alyse Braedon frets over her renewed passion for Sir Geoffrey Longford, her first love. They have pledged their hearts to one another, despite the fact that both are recently widowed. Alyse worries that she has not properly mourned Thomas and cannot think herself as true wife to Geoffrey until she puts her feelings for her first husband to rest.
And then Thomas unaccountably appears in her bedroom. She is stunned and confused. When he begins to make love to her, however, she joyfully surrenders herself to his familiar caresses and expert ministrations…until Geoffrey arrives.
Faced with the dilemma of wanting two lovers, Alyse simply cannot choose–until Thomas suggests she doesn’t have to. Instead he and Geoffrey will share her. The scandalous proposition awakens new hungers within her. Can she allow herself to abandon all she’s been taught a proper woman should resist, and find pleasure with both her beloveds?
This excerpt occurs just after Thomas appears in Alyse’s bedroom.
He urged his tongue through her lips to plunder her, and fires kindled in her depths.
She could never get enough of this man.
Opening her mouth wider, she plunged her tongue into him, tasting a delicious sweetness she could scarce bear for the joy it brought. He was honey and sweetmeats combined, a temptation good enough to eat.
They fell onto the soft mattress, his weight a welcomed burden. When he raised his head, his eyes burned with passion. “I have missed you sorely, love.” A pause while he simply stared at her, as though he could not drink her in enough. At last, he placed a gentle kiss on each eyelid, dropped down to nuzzle her neck, then slid his tongue around the rim of her ear, his breath raspy and loud in the stillness.
Goose flesh broke out all over her, and she shivered, though from a fever of a different kind. When he sucked on her earlobe, she moaned and clutched him to her. “I have missed you too, Thomas. I could barely stand the pain when you were gone.”
“Hush. Think not on it, sweet Alyse.” He sat up suddenly, and pulled his tunic over his head in a sleek gesture that made her want to touch every inch of his beautiful body. Sight of his smooth chest, muscles rippling with every movement, sent a pang of longing to her core. “I am here now. And I shall make you burn as never before.” He tossed the garment to the floor then gathered her to him.
Beloveds will release in early May 2015.
And next week, unless something comes out of the blue, we’ll go back to the ABCs of Romance, continuing with the letter “L,” for Lovers.
‘Til then, have a great week!