Hey you guys! <<— (Does that remind you of Goonies, lol?)
A week ago, we started running a contest, and one of the prizes was a steamy excerpt of NOCTE if the entries reached 500. Well, hit and surpassed that milestone, so even though the contest is still technically running until Monday, I want to go ahead and release the excerpt today.
Because you know I’m impetuous.
Here you go!
“Please,” I say softly, my breath escaping me. Dare smiles against my lips, knowing the effect on me, knowing and loving it.
He leans forward and rests his forehead against mine, and we’re so very close that I can feel his breath mingling with mine as his hands work absolute magic. Pleasure laps against me, like the water against the shore and I lose all cognizant thought, and instinct takes over.
I tug at his jeans, unbuttoning them and pushing them away, and suddenly, he’s naked and in my hand, long and thick and bare.
I can’t breathe.
I can’t think.
I can only move.
I slide my hand along him, softly, gently, then harder, harder.
He bucks into me, his eyes shuttering closed.
“I’ve waited for this,” he murmurs into my neck, as he wedges his rigidity into my thighs, closer, closer. “For so long.”
“Please,” I say again, my hand cupped around his neck, pulling his mouth to mine, so I can taste him, inhale him. He pulls off my sundress, and stares at me in the sunlight, as the light exposes every plane of my body to his searching eyes.
“You’re beautiful,” he whispers, his eyes glittering in the sun. “You’re so much better than I deserve.”
Wordlessly, he pulls back for a moment, and I protest, but then I hear the crinkle of a wrapper and he’s back, and he’s sliding into me and I can’t think anymore.
Motions become blurs, blurs become colors, and all I can do is feel.
His hands, his mouth, his skin. The way he slides in and out of me, the friction causing me to crest in waves, his fingers bringing me to it faster.
“I…you… God,” I manage to say, because the words I want won’t come.
Dare smiles slightly and slides back into me, moaning my name.
“I want you to know me,” he says, his voice a husky chant. “I want you know me.”
I’m knowing him now like I’ve wanted to for weeks. Intimate and close and I can’t believe this is finally happening, I can’t believe it’s so amazing, I can’t focus, I can’t focus, I can’t focus.
The lights, the sun, the sea, Dare’s scent, his fingers, his hands.
I grip his back, where his words say LIVE FREE and I’ve never felt freer in my entire life.
And then my world explodes in a kaleidoscope of colors and lights.
There you have it! The steamy excerpt from NOCTE, as promised. The Rafflecopter is still running until Monday, so make sure you enter for the chance to become one of the TWO winners who will receive a signed ARC of NOCTE.
Enter the Rafflecopter HERE.
I hope you’re loving these glimpses of Dare, Calla and the NOCTE world.
On Monday, I’m pleased to announce that we’re unveiling the NOCTE trailer on USA Today’s HEA blog. I’m super excited about that… and I’ll post a link to it on Monday. Until then, have an awesome weekend!!