Day 4 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

Book Blitz Event

Welcome to Day Four

 

For the next 9 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

 

Don’t forget to come back every day to see the new books and also to get your name into the Rafflecopter that is posted below!

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About the Book

Marie never expected to wake up in North Pole City, let alone become Santa’s Emergency Replacement. It was a job she never wanted but couldn’t turn down, thanks to Clarence, Santa’s right hand man.

Now, Marie has to work with Clarence, who believes she is some kind of criminal who will cause the destruction of everything he holds dear. Trying to prove that he’s wrong, Marie keeps making mistakes that push them even further apart. It doesn’t help that she has a past she’d rather keep hidden. However, trying to keep her past where it should belong isn’t easy.

Just when Marie starts to feel like things are coming together, a madman with a bone to pick, and Christmas to ruin, threatens the whole of the North Pole Organization.

Marie must rely on Clarence and her new friends to help her face her past before Christmas is gone forever. But does she have the courage to truly be herself when it could mean losing everything?

Purchase Links

Amazon

Smashwords

Barnes & Noble

 

Top Ten

In no particular order

  1. Swords

  2. Reading

  3. Baking

  4. Writing

  5. Making art (any format)

  6. Long walks

  7. Watching movies

  8. Facebook games

  9. Rain storms

  10. Butterflies

 

About the Author

Karlie Lucas

 

Karlie Lucas is a preschool teacher by day and a writer/artist by night. A graduate of Southern Utah University, Karlie received a B.A. in Creative Writing, with a minor in art. She is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, The International English Honor Society, as well as ANWA, the American Night Writers Association.

Karlie is interested in all things magical and mysterious, especially elves and dragons. She is an avid fan of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling.

When not writing, Karlie can often be found drawing, baking, watching her favorite old school shows, or just spending time with her family. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband and a cat named Kally.

Connect with the Author

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Goodreads

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Twitter

Blog

LinkedIn

 

Participating Blogs

Don’t forget to show some love to our fellow bloggers who are joining us for today’s Book Blitz! Each one features either a snippet or a fun fact about today’s featured author.

 

Day 4:

(December 15th)

The Unknown Elf by Karlie Lucas

An Author in Progress

Semi Short Chic

Liz’s Reading Life

Author Candy O’Donnell

Highlighted Author

This Girl Loves Books

Blimey! I Fancy Reading

Bound 2 Escape

Musing of the Book-a-holic Fairies

Beautiful Blessings 86’s Blog

Evanlea’s Bookshelf

Julkbearreads’s Blog

Life, Books and More . . .

Monique’s Random Posts

Fictional Rendezvouz Book Blog

Room With Books

Sarah’s Reading Corner

Sweet-n-Sassy Book A Holics

Author Sandra Love

Page By Page Inside-out Reviews & Promotions

Addicted to Reading

 

 

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

To view the full 12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event Scheduled just click HERE!

Day 3 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

Book Blitz Event

Welcome to Day Three

 

For the next 10 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

 

Don’t forget to come back every day to see the new books and also to get your name into the Rafflecopter that is posted below!

 

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About the Book

Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.

As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.

Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.

Purchase Links

AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE

SMASHWORDS

CREATESPACE

Snippet

He held the helmet out once again and this time Kara took it. She climbed on behind Seb, holding to the side handles. He grunted, in frustration or humor she couldn’t tell. He reached behind him, grabbed her hands and wrapped them around his waist. Kara gasped.

“No backrest,” he said, which was true enough. “You’ll fall off if you don’t hold on.”

Seb hit the throttle, launching them forward. Kara couldn’t stop the small scream that escaped her throat as she tightly clasped Seb, burying her face in his back in terror. She slid forward, pressing tightly against him, refusing to look up as the world sped by. Panic slid across her bones until she felt as frozen as the Earth’s surface beneath them. He sped around corners and across bumps that lifted the machine airborne. Her breathing was rapid and her heart felt as if it would pound its way through her chest. It seemed as if hours passed rather than a mere thirty minutes when he finally pulled to a stop.

Kara tried to release him, truly she did, but telling her brain to release her death grip on him and actually doing it seemed to be at opposite ends of the spectrum.

“Kara?” he asked. She couldn’t lift her head to answer him.  She felt his hands on hers, peeling them away. He managed to do so, though she still couldn’t move.

Pulling her helmet off, he leaned down to peer into her face. Seb surprised her by pulling her into his arms, holding her tight, safe, enfolded in his warm embrace as she shook, spasms wracking her body. Kara didn’t know how much time passed before her brain began to really process the situation. As she became aware of her reaction to nothing more than a ride on a sled, and the fact that she was now clasped tightly in Seb’s arms, embarrassment seeped through her.

About the Author

Cindy Bennett

Bennett lives a most unglamorous life in the beautiful state of Utah. She is the author of several YA books in many subgenres. She’s the mom of two daughters, two sons and two daughters-in-law, three dogs, and two grandbabies. She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and cheesy popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a domestic goddess. Her favorite pastime—other than writing—is riding her Harley.

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Cindy C. Bennett

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Don’t forget to show some love to our fellow bloggers who are joining us for today’s Book Blitz! Each one features either a snippet or a fun fact about today’s featured author.

Day 3:

(December 14th)

Halfing by Cindy C Bennett

An Author in Progress

Semi Short Chic

Anna del C. Dye

Addicted to Reading

A Book a Day Keeps Boredom Away

Don’t Bug Me I’m Writing

Author Candy O’Donnell

Highlighted Author

This Girl Loves Books

Blimey! I Fancy Reading

Bound 2 Escape

Musing of the Book-a-holic Fairies

Beautiful Blessings 86’s Blog

Evanlea’s Bookshelf

Julkbearreads’s Blog

Life, Books and More . . .

Monique’s Random Posts

Fictional Rendezvouz Book Blog

Room With Books

Sarah’s Reading Corner

Sweet-n-Sassy Book A Holics

Author Sandra Love

Talia’s Reviews

Page By Page Inside-out Reviews & Promotions

Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To view the full 12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event Scheduled just click HERE!

Day 2 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

 

Book Blitz Event

Welcome to Day Two 

For the next 11 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

Don’t forget to come back every day to see the new books and also to get your name into the Rafflecopter that is posted below!

 A Candlelight Courting

About the Book

When Burthred comes courting on Christmas Eve, Meg rejects his advances. She has her heart set on becoming a nun and insists that he call her Christina, the spiritual name she has chosen for herself. She tries to make him swear on her box of holy relics that he will not pursue her, but he carefully words his oath to allow him to stay in her candlelit chamber and try to change her mind.

What Meg does not confess is that her reliquary box holds a secret.

Burthred needs a wife, and no one will satisfy him except Meg. He swore on his father’s deathbed that he would marry her. But Burthred has a secret, too. When they come together before the Yule fire, their shared revelations will either join their hearts together or tear them apart.

Purchase Links

amazon.com

B&N

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Top Ten

Joyce DiPastena’s Favorite Fiction Books (in no particular order)

  1. Friday’s Child, by Georgette Heyer

  2. These Old Shades, by Georgette Heyer

  3. The Three Musketeers, by Alexandre Dumas

  4. Twenty Years After, by Alexandre Dumas

  5. Walk With Peril, by Dorothy V.S. Jackson

  6. Catherine Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman

  7. Charmed Life, by Diana Wynne Jones

  8. Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

  9. The Crystal Cave, by Mary Stewart

  10. Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes (except I overdosed on reading this too many times in a row in high school and haven’t been able to read it again – but it’s still a favorite!)

About the Author

Joyce Dipastena

Joyce DiPastena dreamed of green medieval forests while growing up in the dusty copper mining town of Kearny, Arizona. She filled her medieval hunger by reading the books of Thomas B. Costain (where she fell in love with King Henry II of England), and later by attending the University of Arizona where she graduated with a degree in history, specializing in the Middle Ages. The university was also where she completed her first full-length novel…set, of course, in medieval England. Later, her fascination with Henry II led her to expand her research horizons to the far reaches of his “Angevin Empire” in France, which became the setting of her first published novel, Loyalty’s Web (a 2007 Whitney Award Finalist).

When she’s not writing, Joyce loves to read, play the piano, and spend time with her sister and friends. A highlight of her year is attending the annual Arizona Renaissance Festival. She lives with her two cats, Clio and Glinka Rimsky-Korsokov, in Mesa, Arizona.

Connect with the Author

Joyce DiPastena

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Did you know that Lucianna (the heroine of “Loving Lucianna”) has her very own Pinterest board?

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Don’t forget to show some love to our fellow bloggers who are joining us for today’s Book Blitz! Each one features either a snippet or a fun fact about today’s featured author.

Day 2:

(December 13th)

A Candlelight Courting: A Short Christmas Romance by Joyce DiPastena

An Author in Progress

Semi Short Chic

Don’t Bug Me I’m Writing

Candy O’Donnell

Highlighted Author

This Girl Loves Books

Blimey! I Fancy Reading

Bound 2 Escape

Musing of the Book-a-holic Fairies

Beautiful Blessings 86’s Blog

Evanlea’s Bookshelf

Julkbearreads’s Blog

Life, Books and More . . .

Monique’s Random Posts

Fictional Rendezvouz Book Blog

Room With Books

Sarah’s Reading Corner

Sweet-n-Sassy Book A Holics

Author Sandra Love

Talia’s Reviews

Page By Page Inside-out Reviews & Promotions

Addicted to Reading

 Giveaway

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To view the full 12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event Scheduled just click HERE!

Day 1 – Twelve Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event

 

Book Blitz Event

Welcome to Day 1

 

For the next 12 days we will feature a different wonderful Christmas story to help you not only find some awesome books to give as last minute Christmas gifts, but also to bring a little Christmas cheer to the book blogging world!

Don’t forget to come back every day to see the new books and also to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway that is posted below!

 The Christmas Tree Keeper

About the Book

Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday. The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle. But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.

Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.

With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees is in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela the give the miracle of love a chance?

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Snippet

From Chapter Two:

“How about you come to a late dinner with us?” Mark asked tentatively.

“Of course not,” he said. “Leave me be. The land is quiet tonight. The wind is blowing in from the north. The trees know there’s a change coming.”

“Papa.”

“The trees know it, Mark. I don’t yet. But there’s something.”

Mark kept his eyes from rolling. The trees this and the land that. He couldn’t reason with Papa anymore. When he talked about the trees that way, Mark wished his parents were still alive. Maybe they’d understand him better, or maybe his dad would be able to explain the trees to him in a way that was at least rational. But that wasn’t possible.

About the Author

Tamara Passey

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her stories. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking, cross-stitching or painting—though not all at the same time. She is a marriage and parenting contributor to FamilyShare.com and lives in Arizona with her husband and three children.

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Tamara Passey

 

Participating Blogs

Don’t forget to show some love to the blogs joining us for today’s Book Blitz! Each one features either a snippet or a fun fact about today’s featured author.

Day 1:

(December 12th)

The Christmas Tree Keeper by Tamara Passey

An Author in Progress

Semi Short Chic

Don’t Bug Me I’m Writing

Anna del C. Dye

Candy O’Donnell

Highlighted Author

This Girl Loves Books

Blimey! I Fancy Reading

Bound 2 Escape

Authors Revealed

Musing of the Book-a-holic Fairies

Addicted to Reading

Beautiful Blessings 86’s Blog

Evanlea’s Bookshelf

Julkbearreads’s Blog

A Book a Day Keeps Boredom Away

Life, Books and More . . .

Monique’s Random Posts

Fictional Rendezvouz Book Blog

Room With Books

Queekie Girl Reads

Sarah’s Reading Corner

Sweet-n-Sassy Book A Holics

Author Sandra Love

Page By Page Inside-out Reviews & Promotions

Cortney Pearson

 

Giveaway

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To view the full 12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz Event Scheduled just click HERE!

Passport to Happiness Book Review

Passport to Happiness

By Debbie White

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Synopsis

To escape the often lonely and boring reality of living in a small rural town, Jessica finds comfort in reading about the many places that exist beyond her small corner of the earth.  When she joins the State Department and travels abroad looking for adventure, she gets more than she imagined was ever possible.  Passport to happiness is a story of strength and determination, while exploring new places, but it’s also about finding love and happiness – no matter where you hang your hat.

 

There is a launch party coming up for Passport To Happiness! Be sure to join us as we win lots of great prizes and learn even more about Passport to Happiness and Author Debbie White!

https://www.facebook.com/events/686137748144424/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

 

Snippet

“May I kiss you?” He asked self-consciously. I nodded. He hesitated for a brief second, and then he leaned in. His mouth was soft and warm, his kiss gentle like the soft warm wind that blew through west Texas.

 

Review

If one never ventures into the world, how does one find what will bring true happiness? Debbie White has written just such a story in Passport to Happiness.

Easy to read, but rather unexciting to me. I look at the number of five star reviews written and wonder what  I missed?

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~ Patricia, Room With Books ~ © Oct 10, 2014

Author Bio

debbiewhiteI write easy to read romance novellas that are great for taking to the beach, reading while traveling, or to help relax after a long busy day. My books feature independent, strong women who in the midst of finding themselves sometimes endure tragedy, but always strive to enjoy life to the fullest. I avidly support animal rescue, and happily donate a percentage of my book sales to local shelters and animal rescue organizations. I have two adorable rescue dachshunds, Dash and Brair – you’ll see pictures of them on my website.

Check out my website http://www.authordebbiewhite.com/

Check out my blog at: http://www.authordebbiewhite.com/wordpress/

Follow me on Twitter @dwhiteauthor

 

The Salty Dog Book Review

The Salty Dog

By Debbie White

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About the book

Libby and Luke give up the city life to move to a small fishing village along the California coast, where he buys a commercial fishing boat and she runs a café the locals love. The two of them are determined to live out Luke’s dream when an event even Libby couldn’t have prepared for leaves her funding both businesses.  The Salty Dog is about a strong, independent woman, who when faced with hard times, never gives up – even in love.

Purchase links

Amazon

Excerpt

Jackson turned the truck into a circular driveway that ended in front of a beautiful ranch-style home. Libby couldn’t help but be in awe of the majestic home. Jackson came around to the passenger side of the truck and opened the door. He reached his hand out to her, and she took it. As she stood staring at the beautiful structure before her, Jackson retrieved her bag and Harley from the back. “Come on, I can’t wait for you to see the inside and meet my staff,” he said.

 

Review

The Salty Dog is a beautiful story of love and life, then how bad things can happen and how to grab onto life when a new opportunity presents itself.

It’s a wonderful, quick read that lead my emotions all over. Libby and Luke are charming and warm characters. It’s easy to fall in love with their love. It was just a quick to fall in love with the quaint seaside town of Bodega and all it offered that wasn’t part of city life.

Debbie White draws upon the charming seaside life, finding enjoyable friends and building upon a dream.  She writes with such feeling that I stepped into Libby’s world. I was able to feel her pain, her confusion, and ultimately her joy.

The Salty Dog is a marvelously sweet story that reminds us all the blush of love can happen any time, and anywhere.

I highly recommend it and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Debbie White is an extraordinary writer and I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.

3D 5 Gold Stars

~ Patricia, Room With Books ~ © Sep 26, 2014

 

Fun Facts

10 things I like in no particular order

  1. Wine tasting with my honey
  2. Vacations to Anywhere!
  3. Waterfalls
  4. Hummingbirds
  5. Sushi
  6. Long walks
  7. Gorgeous views
  8. Sunrises
  9. Sunsets
  10. Donating money to animal rescue organizations

 

About the author

debbiewhite

I write easy to read romance novellas that are great for taking to the beach, reading while traveling, or to help relax after a long busy day. My books feature independent, strong women who in the midst of finding themselves sometimes endure tragedy, but always strive to enjoy life to the fullest. I avidly support animal rescue, and happily donate a percentage of my book sales to local shelters and animal rescue organizations. I have two adorable rescue dachshunds, Dash and Brair – you’ll see pictures of them on my website.

 

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Check out my blog at: http://www.authordebbiewhite.com/wordpress/

Follow me on Twitter @dwhiteauthor

All the Wrong Places Cover Reveal

Today we welcome

Author Rebecca Fisher!

Her book, All the Wrong Places, has a new cover and we are excited to reveal it!

Synopsis:

 

In life I had suffered a thousand deaths, and in the midst of death I encountered true life.  I had looked in all the wrong places, until there, on a hill of ivy, I was found.”

Driving aimlessly through the stormy suburbs of San Francisco, Casey Wheeler is fleeing from her abusive and unfaithful husband with her five year old daughter Maddy asleep in the backseat.  With nowhere to go and no one to turn to, Casey loses control of her emotions and her car, crashing into a hillside below a mortuary.  Desperately seeking shelter, and more so independence, she finds herself taken in by the mortuary director who apprehensively offers her a job and a place to live.  As she stumbles through the ins and outs of her new and morbid surroundings, Casey is forced into a hostile custody battle with her relentless and increasingly violent husband.  In the midst of all the chaos, she finds a new family and even love in the eccentric and protective people of Golden Oaks Funeral Home.  But just when she has found all she could hope for, she will have to fight to the death to protect it.
This semiautobiographical story of a single-mother and her journey to self-discovery, independence and a true understanding of love will keep readers captivated and yearning for more.
 
 
 
Rebecca Fisher graduated with a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Education, and teaches High School English.  Her own experiences living in a mortuary in Northern California and raising her daughter on her own serve as the inspiration for the many macabre and candid encounters in her novel.  She lives in California with her husband and two daughters.
 

Now for the new cover ……

 

You ready? 

 
 
Don’t forget to come join the Official Launch Party and the Official Book Tour for this book!

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We’re so exited to have

Michelle Bellon with us

to show us her new book cover!

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Before you see the cover, we’re going to tell you about Michelle!

Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their four children. She drinks ungodly amounts of coffee and has an addiction to chapstick.
She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won three literary awards.

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Now what you’ve been waiting for!!!

What do you think?

 

Book Synopsis:

To what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves?

Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery.

When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent.

Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price.

As they grow older their love evolves but for Jade, old habits die hard and she can’t stop hurting those she loves the most. Even in the midst of searching for her parents’ killers, passion ignites and jealousy burns as Jade tests Reed’s devotion for her. Will she push him too far?

Just to get you excited, here’s an excerpt from the book!!!

Excerpt:

(the teen years)
He called Jade’s house. She picked up on the third ring.
“Hey, you’re home.”
“Yep, what are you up to?”
“Nothing much.”
“Good. Meet me out in the woods.”
“Wait…” She hung up before he could ask if Jake was with her. He assumed not, but wasn’t sure.
A few minutes later he marched to their spot under the tree where she had tied him up years before. With deciduous trees mixed in with evergreens there were lots of golden leaves dispersed on the floor of the woods. The air was much cooler and Reed thought that it wouldn’t be long before he needed a jacket as autumn claimed its territory.
It took Jade a little longer than usual to join him. When she did, he noticed that she was dressed drastically different than her typical outfit of jeans and a plain shirt. Instead she had on a salmon-colored halter dress and black sandals. Rather than tromping through the trees and jumping over logs she walked delicately with her head held high.
Reed swallowed tightly. She was gorgeous in a way that made his upper lip sweat. The feathers dangled from her dark hair, which hung loose around her shoulders. Besides her change of dress and beauty, he noticed that she was alone. “What are you all gussied up for?” He teased.
She stopped a few feet away then gave a twirl, letting the skirts of her dress flutter around her knees. “Jake and I are going to a movie.”
His expression faltered. “Oh, I thought he was gone.”
She frowned. “Gone? Already? They just arrived the other day. They’re staying for a whole week. Isn’t that great?”
“Yeah, great.” He looked away to hide his disappointment. “Why did you want to meet then?”
“Oh, you know, killing time, I guess. Jake’s in town for a bit. I’m just waiting until he gets back.”
Jade closed the gap between them and stood closer than was normal. His body felt warmer. He examined her closely, eager to read her mood.
She wore a sweet grin. “Aww, my Reed.” She cooed as she gently touched his shoulder. He looked down at her long, thin fingers then back at her. “Don’t worry,” she said and gave him a gentle peck on the cheek. He was tempted to turn his head and land one on her lips. It would have been so easy. His neck and face flushed with flaming heat at the idea.
“You’re still my favorite.”
He stood taller than her now, but he felt smaller somehow. He wasn’t even sure what to say to her statement. He was her favorite what?
Jade stepped even closer and he could feel her breath on his cheek. He held his own in anticipation.
“Have you ever kissed a girl, Reed?”
The question made him squirm. He’d kissed her many times…in his dreams. Then there was that time under the trees, but that was closed mouth and didn’t count. “No.”
“Do you want to? I mean, you are fourteen. Boys your age, that’s all they think about, right?”
He stared at her lips. “Yes, I mean, no, I mean, I guess.”
She licked her lips. Reed’s fists flexed then clutched at his sides.
When she leaned in his eyes never left her mouth until they closed over his. His eyes shut and his body took over. His lips parted and her sweet tongue danced across his teeth then swept into his mouth. She tasted like cotton candy. He loved cotton candy.
Something inside of him that had been stretched taut finally snapped and with its release came his desire. If this was his one shot he sure as hell wasn’t going to miss it. His hands went to her shoulders and pulled her close to his body. He took over the kiss, deepening it. First she responded by following his lead, but then quickly pulled away. She looked shocked and her lips were slightly swollen.
His breathing felt labored as he wondered what she could be thinking. Was she upset by his response?
She reached up to touch her lips and gave a shaky smile. “There. Now you can’t say that you haven’t been kissed.” With that she turned and darted away.
He stared after her, baffled and nothing short of hot and bothered. What in the hell had just happened?
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