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Sunday, July 6, 2008

CHRISTMAS IN JULY! Blog Event (Eve of Revelation)

July 6’th: Christmas in July! Blog Event. (Participating Bloggers listed to the right)

Welcome back! Sorry I’m a bit late with today’s post (Having internet woes, sigh) Again, thanks to all that popped in yesterday and welcome to anyone new today. So, on to the good stuff. The winner from yesterday’s contest is… Jane! Congratulations, Jane! Please contact me at Skypurington@live.com to collect your prize.

Today’s excerpt is the last and from a story I wrote recently called Eve of Revelation. It’s brand new, not even published yet (finger’s crossed that it gets there!) In this one I headed in a whole new direction. Why you ask? It’s a vampire story! Be forewarned, it’s a bit hotter than the other excerpts. All right, for a chance to win today’s prize, a $5 Gift Certificate to The Wild Rose Press, leave a comment telling me what her scent is.

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see who the winner is!


Gabriel moved fast and caught her. Why had the woman worn heels? He smiled, grateful for her poor taste in nautical attire. Wrapping one arm around her he moved her back against the railing. He couldn’t contain the tremors that rocked him.

At long last, she was here.

He inhaled… Lilac. Always Lilac. Her scent, her perfection. He ran his tongue over his lips and breathed in the scent of her neck. The pulse of her heartbeat, fast for him, aroused for him. How he had waited for this. Needed it, her, only her. He flicked his tongue, ran it up her neck and before she could speak, seized her lips. Heated, ready, she met him with more vigor than he thought possible. He dove into her mouth, tongue swooping, searching, wanting.


Could she remember? Did she? He ran his hands the length of her, cupped her buttocks, and pulled her lower half against him. Let her feel his need. This was Heaven, his Heaven, his one light in eternal darkness. Teeth, lips, blood mixed, her blood, like molten silver and sugared wine.

Like a slap in the face.

He pulled back and shook his head, searched for air. Lust reddened his vision. She reddened his vision. Nikki. Nicole.

Thanks for playing!


blessedheart said...

Another great excerpt, Sky! Her scent was Lilac.

Rhonda :-)

Zulmara said...

que cool...great excerpt...

and her scent is lilac...



Michelle said...

The scent is Lilac...whoo BABY a nice steamy excerpt. Don't see any reason this wouldn't be picked up for publishing...don't take no for an answer...

DawnM said...

Hi Sky, her scent is Lilac.


Pamela Tyner said...

Great excerpt!
Her scent is lilac.

Debby said...

HEr scent is lilac

Jane said...

Thank you, Sky.

Estella said...

Her smell was lilac

windycindy said...

Her scent is of Lilac! Thanks, Cindi

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Sky! I'm just popping in, finally, to see how it's going. Great excerpt. Oh, love that scent you gave her, it's one of my favorite.

I always try to give my heroine's a scent...vanilla, lilac, rose. Do you give each of yours a scent, too?

It's really amazing how the sense of smell can trigger memories, isn't it? I don't drink much hot tea, though I'm not sure why. But when I was an exchange student in Finland, we had hot tea with milk daily. So, now whenever I have hot tea with milk, it triggers memories of Finland.

It's nice that we do that to our heroes, huh? Drive them crazy with the scent of the heroines....lol.

Anna Kathryn Lanier

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Sky, I'm just stopping by to see how it goes.

I love the scent you gave your heorine. It's one of my favorites (since I don't want to win, cause I'm one of the Christmas in July authors, I'm keeping mum about the scent).

Do you give each of your heriones a scent? I try to give all of mine one. That way, they can drive the hero crazy with it...lol.

Anna Kathyrn Lanier

Tara W said...

Answer- lilac.
Great excerpt-I hope you get this published. I really love vampire romances.

Kimberly B. said...

Her scent is lilac. Thanks!

Andrea Snider said...

Hi Sky! Great little teaser excerpt there!! Her scent is Lilac!!!

Andrea :O)

Drea said...

MMM, lilac. One of my favorites!

char10 said...

hi sky,
I love vampires.hope it's picked up soon.nicole smelled of lilac.

Tena said...

I just wanted to thank you for wanting to write to give us a chance to read something beautiful, your was blessed with a great gift to give readers a chance to relax with a book thank you