Guest post and giveaway from author Laura Kaye
There’s something totally magical about a first kiss. They make your head spin, your lips ache in anticipation, your heart race. There’s that tentative first, soft meeting of lips, the gentle embrace of hands and arms. The thrill of bodies pressing together in an utterly new way. You breathe the other person in, associate touch and smell and taste in a way completely unique to that one person. And then that softer press of lips shifts into open mouths and exploring tongues and you feel that wet sliding, pulling, sucking down to your very toes.
I remember that first kiss thrill.
My first kiss was with a boy named Larry in a supply room in my middle school. LOL But the first one I remember actually making my toes curl was with a boy named Brad up against a tree in my back yard when I was 16. I’d been crushing on this guy for, like, forever, and he barely noticed me beyond friendly hellos. Or so I thought. We lived down the street from one another, and one night I was walking into our small two-stoplight town as he was walking up the alley that ran behind our houses. We got to talking, he told me he thought I was pretty, then The. Kiss. I remember needing that tree to stay upright, the whole world was just whirling around me. I remember the euphoria, the disbelief, my heart jackrabbiting in my chest. Nothing ever happened between us after that, but you can bet that kiss did nothing but amp up my crush. LOL
In my new dark paranormal romance release, Seduced by the Vampire King, book 2 in my Vampire Warrior Kings series, the first kiss between my vampire warrior king and the woman who saved his life hours before shares a similar intensity. Scene setup is Nikolai’s warriors have imprisoned Katherine until they find out exactly what happened before they found her saving their king’s life. Katherine was hurt when they subdued her and Nikolai has come into her dungeon cell to take care of her. But before too long, he feels too tempted to stay:
Nikolai couldn’t let himself be seduced by an impossible idea. He sprung to his feet and made for the door, still open from his earlier rushed entry. “I have to go.”
“Why?” Katherine followed after him, the alluring beat of her heart and intoxicating femininity revealing her place within the room.
He couldn’t stop, couldn’t reply, couldn’t look at her. If he did, there’d be no going back.
He grasped the edge of the door.
Small hands fisted in the back of his shirt. “Wait. Why are you leaving? I mean, did I—”
He halted, heart slamming against his sternum, fangs stretched out and aching. “Release me,” he rasped.
She heaved a shaky breath he felt against his arm. “I…can’t.”
“Release. Me,” he said louder. Competing emotions warred within him until he thought he might split apart.
It was his name rolling off her tongue that did it.
He whirled and buried his hands in her hair. He pulled her to him, causing them both to stumble, and he backed her into the ancient bars of the door. It clicked shut, sealing them in and cutting off the last of his restraint.
Tilting her head back, Nikolai devoured her mouth. His lips sucked, his tongue explored, his fangs rubbed against her moist flesh. Oh, God, she was so sweet and warm and wet. He stepped into her, forcing their bodies together from chest to thighs. And, dammit, she was soft everywhere he was hard.
Her hands curled around his neck and climbed into his hair, fingers tangling and tugging. She pulled him in tighter and surrendered to the kiss. She met him stroke for stroke, their tongues curling and twining together.
And Nikolai no longer knew who was surrendering to whom.
So, think that kiss would make your toes curl? *grin* Share a story about a killer first kiss and be entered to win my GIVEAWAY, an ecopy of Seduced by the Vampire King!
Thanks for reading,
About Seduced by the Vampire King:
Book 2: Vampire Warrior Kings Series
American exchange student Kate Bordessa has fled to Russia to escape her family’s hopes that she’ll become one of the Proffered, human women who feed and mate with elite vampire warriors. But when she stumbles upon a wounded vampire in the streets of Moscow, she’s instinctively driven to protect him–and feels an undeniable spark of desire.
Grieving over the deaths of his brothers, Vampire Warrior King Nikolai Vasilyev has thrown himself into battling his enemies, focused only on vengeance. Until the attack that brought him to Kate. Their sexual attraction explodes into a night of uncontrolled passion–a night that marks them as mates. Is their connection strong enough to convince them to embrace a destiny neither of them was expecting?
About Laura Kaye:
Voted Breakout Author of the Year in the 2011 GraveTells Readers’ Choice Awards, Laura is the bestselling and award-winning author of over a half-dozen books in paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance. Hearts in Darkness is the EPIC eBook Award Winner for Best Novella and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Winner for Best Romance Novella, Forever Freed is the NJRW Golden Leaf Winner for Best Paranormal of 2011 and is a finalist for two GDRWA Booksellers’ Best Awards, and North of Need, the first book in the Hearts of the Anemoi series, is a finalist for a FF&P PRISM award, was named GraveTells’ Best Book of 2011 and won their 5-STAR Gold Heart Award, and won Sizzling Hot Read of the Year at Sizzling Hot Books. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.