Thursday, February 20, 2014

#firstkiss Passion Induced Stupidity Prompts This Kiss! Asking for Trouble by @JannineGallant @KMNbooks #free

KAREN: "Passion induced stupidity" prompts this tantalizing kiss, but oh what a kiss it is! Enjoy a sneak peek at ASKING FOR TROUBLE by Jannine Gallant!


JANNINE: Thank you for having me on your blog today, Karen! What a fun topic. First kisses—everyone remembers theirs. For Miranda and Cole, in Asking For Trouble, their first kiss comes after a six month separation. Irreconcilable differences drove them apart, will love be enough to heal old wounds and bring them together again?

First Kiss from Asking For Trouble 
by Jannine Gallant

He caught her fingers and pulled her out of the room behind him. Turning, he wrapped his arms around her waist. The warmth of his skin burned through the thin cotton, and her nipples pearled. When his breath fanned her face, her knees wobbled.
Grabbing the doorframe, she held on tight. “No, Cole. I’m not going to—”
His lips closed over hers, the taste of him so familiar she moaned. One hand crept up to touch the base of his neck where wisps of hair tickled the backs of her fingers. The other released the doorframe to glide across the smooth skin of his side. With need overriding common sense, she kissed him back. Damp heat melded them together from chest to thighs.
A hard prod against her stomach pulled her out of passion induced stupidity, and she gave him a shove. Gasping for breath, she closed her eyes. “We can’t.”
He waited until she raised her gaze to meet his, then glanced down at the bulge in his jeans. “Can’t isn’t an issue. More like, you won’t.”
Heat flared through her as waning desire mixed with a healthy dose of irritation. “You’ve got that right. I’m not going to let you talk me into bed.”

Daycare owner, Miranda O’Neill isn’t looking for a miracle. But that’s what it’ll take to convince Cole Matheson the American Dream isn’t a trap designed to suck the life out of a man. She wants a house with a white picket fence. He wants adventure. She yearns for babies of her own. He’s perfectly content claiming his aging hound as his only dependent. The one thing they agree on—they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Six months before, they’d admitted love wasn’t enough and parted ways. But when Cole finds himself in charge of his nephew for the ten longest days of his life, only one person can save him.

Will Miranda put aside her heartache to jump into the fray? Can Cole find any redeeming qualities in a demon in a diaper? Either way, both know they’re just asking for trouble.

***GIVEAWAYAsking For Trouble is currently FREE on Amazon. The last free day is February 22, so get your copy now. Click HERE.

A little about me:

Write about what you know. I’ve taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors.

I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I’m not busy writing or being a full-time mom, I hike and snowshoe in the woods around my home.

Whether I’m writing contemporary, historical, or romantic suspense, I try to bring the beauty of nature to my stories. To find out more about me and my work, visit these places:


Gerald Costlow said... Best Blogger Tips

Hee. Usually the line "You ain't gonna get me in bed" means there is a bed in their future, doesn't it? Ain't love grand?

Amie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cowboys and Kisses...doesn't get any better than that! Great kiss Jannine!

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

I like that they have a tumultuous history to provide the need for restraint in their present. Huge obstacles lead to spectacular outcomes.
I so enjoyed that tantalizing excerpt.

Margo Hoornstra said... Best Blogger Tips

Great scene, Jannine. Also, I speak from experience, a great book.

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

I guess you'll have to read the book to see if she caves in!

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

Amie, Thanks!

Sarah, they certainly have a history! Glad you enjoyed it!

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Margo. This ended up being one of my favorite books ever. The chemistry is definitely there.

Shirley said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds like a perfect read for a late night and a big bowl of popcorn. Hoping to start reading tonight.

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks, Shirley. Hope you enjoy it!

Ashantay said... Best Blogger Tips

I've got this novel downloaded and will get to it sooner than later now that I've read their first kiss! Congrats on your book release!

Debra St. John said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Jannine,

I love reunion stories. There always seems to be more than enough conflict to really keep the story moving along...and it makes the HEA even more satisfying.

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

Ashantay, Yea! Glad to hear it's moving up in the TBR pile!

Debra, I agree. Especially in a novella length book, having the h&h already engaged in a relationship sort of starts the story in the thick of the action.

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

Love second chance stories! Thank you so much for participating in the First Kiss event!

Jannine Gallant said... Best Blogger Tips

I had a great time. Thanks, Karen!