Welcome Nichelle to Friends Friday, thanks for joining us today!
Love. Passion. Desire. Lust.
Those are just a few of the human emotions authors explore writing about in the romance genre. I think that’s one of the reasons why romance books continue to be so popular with readers. These are feelings most of us have experienced at some point in our lives. Yet, how we choose to deal with these powerful emotions varies from person to person.
I love that we get to explore matters of the heart, mind and body through the romance books we enjoy reading. Best of all, you’re usually guaranteed at least four magical moments no matter which love story you decide to read. What are those trademark magical moments, you ask?
The Kiss- Ahhh! That moment when the underlying attraction between characters is finally realized with a passionate kiss! I think this one may be my favorite magical moment!
The Coupling- That first kiss is special, but it’s a tease to build up the excitement for the moment the characters finally sleep together. The orgasmic possibilities are endless from the foreplay to sexual positions and scenarios.
The Realization- Often a bittersweet moment, but I love it! Usually, the conflict between the characters has reached a heart pounding crescendo, but one or both of them realize they love the other. How will they come together in the end?
That question brings me to the last, but not least moment…
The Happily Ever After- Hooray! The characters have worked through whatever was keeping them from being together and love conquers all!
Four magical moments, plus the opportunity to vicariously explore the emotional and physical realms of the human experience…romance novels rock!
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I hope you’ll enjoy an excerpt from As You Desire, the second book in my Djinn Brotherhood series! It will be available January 16th with Total E-Bound
Blurb: Two scarred hearts learn to beat again with the healing power of love and all its magic… Accused of being a traitor to the Djinn Brotherhood, Lona realizes trying to love the wrong man has cost her everything…maybe even her freedom. Alone and pregnant, she’s beginning to believe the terrible pain she’s experiencing is punishment for all her wrong choices as she tries to pick up the pieces of her life.
When Rafi finds Lona suffering in agony, he makes a hasty decision and takes her home. Ignoring the mutual attraction between them, he agrees when asked to keep Lona in his charge until Rue is tracked down and the High Council can be certain of her innocence.
Rafi knows she’s not guilty. He’s lived with a lifetime of heartache to recognize something other than guilt is causing Lona’s pain. He’ll do anything to help her heal and find some peace. Their journey together might also lead to his own salvation…
She turned towards him, revelling in the longing reflected in the depths of his eyes. It had been a long time since a man had looked at her with real tenderness…with reverence.
Rafi scooped her up into his arms and Lona gasped with delight. She loved his strength and his gentleness. He placed her on the foot of the bed and Lona scooted back until she was lying against the pillows. The air in the room felt electrified as he watched her.
“Let me see you.”
His voice was hoarse and her hands trembled as she unwrapped her towel, revealing her bare curves beneath. The slick heat between her thighs demanded attention and Lona wanted it from only one man.
“Touch me, Rafi.”
She exhaled as he moved up on the bed and climbed between her legs, forcing her to widen them. Her desire was fully evident to him as he placed a feather-light kiss on her hip. He brushed the inside of her thigh with his fingers and Lona moaned as he cupped her sex with his palm.
“I love how wet you are for me already.”
Lona couldn’t respond as he slid his thumb up and down her wet pussy but never penetrated the sensitive lips. She lifted her hips in silent invitation, offering more to himâ€”wanting more from him.
Rafi brought his thumb to his mouth and slowly licked the glistening juices.
“You taste like the finest nectar.”
He slipped his other hand between her legs as he offered his thumb to her. Lona opened her mouth and sucked on his thumb as he stroked her wetness.
“I want to taste more of you.” He took his thumb out of her mouth, shifting his body even lower between her legs. “Would you like that, Lona?”
Lona closed her eyes for a second as he bent his head to kiss her inner thigh. “Oh, yes, I want you to taste me.” She cried out as his hot mouth covered her drenched pussy lips. His groan of delight sent sweet vibrations through her core, bringing her hips off the bed. He anchored her with both hands, sliding them under her thighs as he drank from her. Lona stuck her hands in his hair, enjoying every erotic sensation as Rafi teased her with his talented mouth. She pulled on the strands of hair wound around her fingers as he flicked and encircled her clit in a rhythm her body responded to. It had been so long since she’d felt likeâ€”ready to come at any moment, sexy and wanted by her lover. “So sweet,” Rafi murmured before penetrating her with his tongue.
She tried to move, but he held her fast, alternating between delving his hot tongue into her core and licking, flicking her clit. The feel of his warm mouth on her flesh threatened to break her apart with pleasure as she melted under him. The waves of ecstasy lapped over her as she panted and gripped the blanket beneath her. She lost sight of his dark head between her legs as she closed her eyes and bucked her hips in tandem with his feasting.
Rafi groaned again, his deep voice seeming to ricochet through her as she climaxed on his lips with a low scream.