Tuesday, February 18, 2014

#firstkiss Some sins are just too tantalizing to ignore... Tempting Sin by @shellirosewarne @KMNbooks @breathlesspress

KAREN: Some sins are just too tantalizing to ignore... Enjoy a first kiss snippet from TEMPTING SIN by Shelli Rosewarne.

***GIVEAWAY: Shelli is giving away an eBook copy of My Bloody Valentine Anthology! Read on to find out how you can win a copy.

A note from SHELLI: My First Kiss snippet is from ‘Tempting Sin’ which is one of my shorts in the My Bloody Valentine anthology, released on 14th Feb with Breathless Press. It’s a collection of dark romance short stories from some very talented fellow authors and I’m thrilled to be involved with it. I’m also giving away a free ebook copy of the anthology, just leave a comment to win!  I really hope you enjoy.  
FIRST KISS from Tempting Sin 
by Shelli Rosewarne

"Enjoying the view?" The low voice made her jump and she spun around, shocked.
"What are you doing here?" she snapped.
He laughed, spreading his hands wide, a gesture of innocence she knew he didn't possess. "It's a free sky."
She glared at him. Sin was always appealing—it was designed that way—so it shouldn't surprise her that he was gorgeous. Well over six feet, heavy muscles under pale skin, one arm encircled by an intricate set of tattoos that wrapped lovingly around his biceps. His face was masculine perfection: strong lines, dark hair, and eyes the deep green of emeralds. Gazing into them, Isaura could almost see the flickering flames in their depths. She was well aware that she shouldn't look, but sometimes it was just too tempting.
"Surely there's plenty of sky," she retorted. "Must you pick the same cloud as me?"
He smiled; really, that smile should be outlawed. "There is indeed, but then I came for the view as well." His gaze was bold and slightly amused as it ran over her.
"Go find another view," she told him sharply.
"You know, you're blushing."
She glared. Lying was a sin, so she couldn't deny it, but she didn't see the need to admit to it, either.
His eyes mocked her. "Still sticking with the guys upstairs, then?"
She nodded shortly, turning away.
"A shame." His voice had dropped and she felt it running down her spine. "It's so much more fun below. But then you're too pure to be tempted by anything like that. Aren't you, Isaura?"
She half-turned, surprised he knew her name. He took a step closer, his body brushing up against hers. An odd tingle ran through her, an unfamiliar feeling starting in her stomach and pooling lower.
"It's called desire," he murmured.
She should leave, run away and never see him again. Despite herself she was curious; it was intense, so far away from anything she'd experienced. She recalled the restlessness she'd been experiencing lately, the desire for something else, something new.
That deep green gaze was consuming her. She couldn't look away as his head dipped and his lips covered hers. The softest brush of flesh, but over and over until her lips tingled and burned and she felt herself parting them on a soft gasp. His tongue slipped between them, the kiss deepening, becoming more desperate, needy. Flames spread through her body as her blood caught on fire. The sensations were earthier, more elemental than anything she had experienced, and yet they made her feel lighter, freer than she had in a long time.
He released her. She knew she ought to rail at him, but instead her fingers crept to her swollen lips, feeling oddly bereft.
"I have watched you for a long time, Isaura. You are not meant to be on high. It is not where you belong."
Isaura wanted to protest, but she had the same doubts, the same questions herself lately.
"Where do I belong, then?" she whispered.
He smiled at her. "With me."

About the Book: My Bloody Valentine

A collection of dark romance short stories...

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Shelli Rosewarne had always had a dream in the back of her head about wanting to be a writer, from the time she was handing in ten page stories at primary school and driving her teachers crazy. However, like with so many things, life and paying the bills got in the way and she worked in various jobs from call centers to shops to offices. She eventually realized that life is too short not to try and follow your dreams, and has since had several novellas and anthology pieces published, with various other works in progress in the pipeline. Yup, she’s having to pinch herself as well!
She currently lives in Edinburgh with her long-suffering fiancé and slightly psycho cat. When not writing she loves reading, music and photography.

You can follow her at:
Twitter - @shellirosewarne


Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips


Thanks so much for being a part of the First Kiss event! Loved the dark tantalizing excerpt! :)

Shelli Rosewarne said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Karen :) Have been following the posts and been some great excerpts!

Diane D White said... Best Blogger Tips

All I can say is 'Wow'! Very sensual and it makes me want to read more. Very well done!
Diane D White

bn100 said... Best Blogger Tips

That was nice

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Debra St. John said... Best Blogger Tips

Shelli, Wowsers. Nice excerpt. A sense a fallen angel coming...or will her love redeem him?!