Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year's Eve Blog Hop: Exclusive Excerpt - Not Another Soldier

New Years Eve Blog Hop

Welcome to the Smile Somebody Loves You New Year's Eve blog hop!  I am sharing this exclusive excerpt from my upcoming release, Not Another Soldier. This is my first full length contemporary romance and will be released on the 17th January. This is what I'm looking forward to! Be sure to comment as I'm giving away an ARC ecopy to one random commenter!

Be sure to also enter the rafflecopter to win these amazing prizes: $150.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winners choice) SSLY Key Chain, a signed copy of Bohemian Grove by T.M. Williams, an E-book of Maverick Touch: The Cat by Ashley Nemer, e-book Scorned (LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted) by Tyffani Clark Kemp, paperback copy of Summertime by Christina Cole, a signed copy of Mail Order Brides of the West:Trudy by Debra Holland, a Godiva Chocolate Basket, courtesy of Morgan Wyatt and an awesome prize, a 30 minute tarot card reading via Skype or telephone by author Shauna Aura Knight!

Excerpt
I climb the stairs wearily to the front door and Nick shadows my steps, acting a little like a human shield. I don’t know if he even believes I was attacked, but he seems to be taking protecting me pretty seriously. I’m beginning to think it was just a one off. I happened to run into a psycho. Typical.
Jabbing the entry pad, I push it open and Nick follows me up.
“You don’t have to escort me all the way home, you know,” I mumble.
“Sienna, I’m not leaving you until you’re safely home. Just accept it and shut up.”
He says this softly so it doesn’t sting but I do feel ungrateful. My fingers are numb, maybe from shock, so I fumble to open the front door.
“You want a coffee? Breakfast?” Nick asks as he closes the door gently behind him.
I scowl, knowing I should be the one offering him breakfast, not the other way around. I’m really going to have to make this all up to him. Another time though.
“I was going to go to bed.”
I realize I’m being rude, but I’m tired and edgy. I keeping wondering what would have happened if Nick hadn’t turned up. And then I glance into Nick’s eyes and they’re dark and simmering with something indescribable.
Bed.
The word lingers in the air and I wish I’d never said it because now the word is echoing in my head and the idea of a bed and Nick can’t seem to compute in my mind. It’s like my body suddenly explodes with unbridled desire and the synapses in my head are firing off. I’m overloaded with erotic images, with the memory of Nick’s hard body under my cheek, and all I can think is how much I want that solid body pressed against mine.
In bed.
And I know he’s thinking it too. I can see it in his blue eyes. He takes a moment to shrug off his light jacket. I guess it was cold when he first stepped out. He takes his time as if there’s no hurry. As if I won’t burst into flames if I don’t touch him. His gaze remains on mine as he hooks it over the coat rack. I frown at the domestic sight of our coats hanging together, an image of a future I’ll never have.
I suck in a deep breath as he releases his jacket and turns completely toward me. Today he wears a tight old grey T-shirt, the lettering on it faded, and scruffy jeans. The denim is worn around the crotch… My cheeks flame. What am I doing studying there?
 I’m not sure who takes the first step but both of us move forward. I feel as though I’m pushing through water or cold treacle just to get to him. And then he’s there, all hard muscles and rough fingers.
Those fingers are in my hair, pulling my head back so he can kiss me. His lips meet mine. There’s no pretense to this kiss. It’s hard and demanding. His teeth bump into my lip and I whimper. I’ve never been a whimperer but Nick’s kisses make me want to keen and beg for more. My hands snake up around his neck, my nails dig into his skin. His tongue presses between my lips and I taste coffee and heat, and I can’t get enough. We deepen the kiss, clamor against each other.

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37 comments:

  1. Samantha loved the excerpt, cant wait to read it. Thanks for the chance julie.beasley@btinternet.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Julie! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Hunter! Have a great New Year's.

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    1. Thanks, Naomi! Happy New Year to you too x

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  4. Nice Site, Samantha!
    Happy New Year's Eve - Paula

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Paula. Have a great 2014!

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  5. Nick sounds yummy, and I love those blue eyes. Best of luck with your book and here's to keeping all our New Year's writing, publishing, and marketing resolutions! 2014 blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks, Flossie! Here's wishing you a health and happy 2014! P.S. Nick is delicious... I am still in love with him x

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  6. Congrats on the upcoming release and thanks for sharing an excerpt.
    capefearlibn@gmail.com

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  7. Can't wait, sounds like a yummy book!
    ovalleba@gmail.com
    Thanks for joining our hop!

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  8. I love military heroes! Happy New Year and best of luck in 2014!
    Hugs
    Tamara
    sugerlady@aol.com

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  9. Wow. Love the look of this. Happy New Years

    Kay

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  10. Hmmm to answer what I want to do in the New Years - Get fitter and loose weight was my resolution, no doubt like many others

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  11. The chance to "start over." :)

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  12. Great story! Love the cover art. jeanine.mcadam@gmail.com

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  13. This sounds like a great story - I love the romantic suspense type stories! michelle at oxrider dot com I really look forward to ALL the new releases this year!!

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  14. Love meeting new author! I will definitely be putting you on my TBR! Happy new year!
    zipstersclue04 at gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I love meeting new readers too x

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  15. Thanks so much, Tamara and thanks for all your work on the hop!

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  16. Thanks for the wonderful blurb. Happy New Years and thanks for the hop and giveaway
    koala571 (at) msn (dot) com

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  17. I am looking forward to spending the year with my kids and moving closer to hubby's work :) Thanks Samantha <3

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    1. Thanks for coming by, Vicki! Hope you have a wonderful 2014 x

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  18. Definitely adding this to my TBR pile for 2014!
    pearls at Inner Goddess
    pearlsatInnerGoddess@gmail.com

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  19. So much fun to discover new authors and their wonderful books. Happy New Year Samantha. Can't wait to read Not another soldier!
    nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Nicole, and for your ongoing support!

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  20. Best of success on your upcoming release!! And Happy New Year :)

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