Thursday, August 30, 2012

Giveaway #5 - Anyone up for SAVIN' ME?

Well you can by reading this excerpt from my most recent release SAVIN' ME. Read on and comment to win! 

One step away from the coveted Vice Presidency of her firm, the last thing Kat Owens needs is the distraction of a man. Her client, Erik Monteague, disagrees. He’s charming, sexy, seductive, and impossible to ignore or refuse. After succumbing to his advances, Kat’s forced to choose between her career and the man she’s fallen for... even while knowing her love might not be enough to save him from self-destructing.

While Erik’s perfectly-executed seduction gets Kat into his bed, the end result is more than he bargained for. Having spent the past ten years wallowing in guilt and self-loathing over his fiance’s tragic death, falling in love is unacceptable. However, Kat’s passionate, loving nature dissolves the carefully constructed walls guarding his heart, forcing him to face his tragic past and make a decision...spend the rest of his life running, or risk being devastated by love again?

(Rated 18+)

As he approached the end of the dark hallway, she burst from her bedroom, rounding the corner at a fast clip. They collided, hard.

He threw his arms around her waist to keep her from stumbling back. In the process, every perfect curve and dip of her body molded against his. The heat of her palms pressing against his chest was like a sizzling brand, as she gasped to catch her breath.

“I’m sorry,” she said. “I didn’t hear you come back in. Are you all right?”

No, he wasn’t even close to being all right.

Through the filtered light of the living room, he watched her eyes go from wide with surprise to a heavy-lidded forest green as he continued to hold her tight. With each labored breath, his chest brushed against her breasts. His palm rested on the small of her back, and he fought the need to pull her tighter against his jerking, straining erection.

“F*(k.” What was supposed to have been a muttered curse came out sounding like a plea.

Her throat bobbed as she swallowed hard. Her body melted further into his, and the pulse in her neck fluttered wildly.

All the way to the dumpster and back he’d lectured and coached himself like a parent would an unruly teenager. Come in, make sure she didn’t need any more help, then get the hell out before something like this happened. But right now, primal instinct was in control, overpowering his good intentions and his word, demanding he take what he wanted.

He thrust his free hand through the hair at the nape of her neck and yanked her head back, careful not to hurt her, but forceful enough to let her know she wasn’t going anywhere. Surprised by his aggression, her eyes snapped wide and her mouth dropped open, giving him the access he craved. His assault on her mouth was as ferocious as a lion attacking its prey.

Rather than push him away, she accepted him fully by wrapping her arms around his neck and dragging him even closer. He backed her against the wall, wedged a knee between her thighs, and with a feral growl, deepened the kiss even further while she rode his knee.

And it still wasn’t enough for either of them.

Their tongues clashed, twisting and tangling, frantic for even deeper contact. His hand snaked up her side until he reached the swell of her breasts. He used his thumb to tease her taut nipple, and she arched her back, pressing her body more firmly into his grasp.

His heartbeat pounded in his ears as his body stretched tight as a rubber band about to snap. He wanted to eat her alive, and if he didn’t stop now—which was already way beyond the promised boundaries—he wouldn’t stop until he’d buried himself in her warm, wet body.

It was one of the hardest things he’d ever done, but as his words—no touching—thumped inside his skull, he forced himself to pull back and draw in a deep, shuddering breath.

Her eyes screamed don’t stop. But he had to; this wasn’t right. He’d given his word that he’d behave, and although he may have a reputation for being a lowlife scoundrel, he always kept his word.

Of course, when he made that promise he hadn’t counted on extenuating circumstances making it impossible. But he could still walk away at this point and not feel like a total sack of shit. The look in her eyes, her response to his touch all told him that one day soon he’d strip, lick, suck, and f*(k her senseless.

But it wouldn’t be tonight.

“I’m sorry,” he said, his voice raw and choppy. “When I made that promise, I hadn’t considered the possibility of you literally falling into my arms.”

Eyes wide and glassy, she ran a finger over her lips and took a few shallow breaths. “Is it always going to be like this?” Her voice was soft, desperate. “Every time we’re together is it going to be a constant battle, like horny teenagers trying to keep our hands off each other?”

He scrubbed a shaky hand down his face, then proceeded to stare a hole in his shoes as he honestly considered the question. He wanted to tell her no, that it was just a phase. He wished he could give her a smooth-talking sales job that would get her into bed and stick with his plan of working her out of his system. Then, they would both move on with their lives. Separately.

The problem was, he no longer believed it would be that easy. His cat scratch fever was back with a vengeance.

“I don’t know,” he said, running a thumb across her red and swollen bottom lip. “All I know is that I want you with a ferociousness I have never felt before.” And with that admission, he turned away and headed for the door. “Maybe I should swim home to work off some of this pent-up frustration.” He stopped at the door, turned, and winked. “Sleep tight, baby.”

To be eligible to win one of two copies of Savin' Me that are up for grabs, comment and tell me if you have ever experienced that feeling. Have you ever not been able to keep your hands of someone? Be sure to fill out the form below. All contest in the birthday bash will be open until noon tomorrow (8/31/12) Winners will be chosen and notified shortly after that. Thanks for stopping by!


Becki Wyer said...

Unfortunately no...I've never met someone I couldn't keep my hands off of. I can think of some I don't know that I'd like to get my hands on though lol.

Liz said...

There's just something about the name 'Erik'. No matter how you spell it, he's always sexy.

David Faulkner said...

My wife and I met online and had chatted via IM and talked on the phone. We'd even exchanged photos but not met in person. When we met there was instant chemistry and we've had our hands all over each other ever since.

Melanie said...

I have actually never read any of your books before.. I would love to read this on!!

Silver James said...

Wait! How did I miss this one? *sigh* Yeah. Gonna be a HUGE dent in the book budget. But some terrific reading on the horizon!

So glad you're writing again, Alannah!

Cathy V said...

Yes, and I'm marrying him in 2 weeks! At the beginning we were extremely handsy! Now we are more publicly appropriate handsy :)

Kimberly said...

Yep, and I am married to him too! He makes my stomach drop and my toes tingle every time I see him. Been married for almost 10 years now.

June M. said...

Unfortunately, no. If I ever do though I will be a very happy girl :)

Alannah Lynne said...

I just wanted to drop by and say Hi to everyone and let you know I'll be back first thing in the morning to comment on each individual comment. It's 11:30 my time, and I just can't keep going anymore tonight. :-D

Thank you for helping me celebrate my birthday!!

Amanda McFarland said...
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Alannah Lynne said...

LMAO Becki - Yeah, I can name a few, too! :-D

Liz - hehe...

David - I had no idea that's how you two met! What a great story!! And a fabulous HEA, too! Thanks for sharing that.

Melanie - I've started putting SAVIN' ME up on Wattpad a scene at a time - today will be the second scene. I'll post a new scene every 3 days, so it'll take a while. LOL But eventually you'll be able to get the whole thing, if you want to sample that way without buying. :-)

Here's the link to the first scene, and they'll connect from there -

Alannah Lynne said...

Thanks, Silver!! This was originally published by TWRP, but I got my rights back this summer and re-relased it. I completely rewrote it, to update to my voice, and added a few scenes.

Alannah Lynne said...

Cathy - that's awesome!!! Huge congrats to you and Future-Hubby!

Alannah Lynne said...

Kimberly - that's wonderful! Congrats on 10 great years, and here's to a hundred more! :-)

Alannah Lynne said...

Awww...June, I hope it happens for you sometime soon! You'll have a perma-grin and a skip in your step, and everyone will wonder what you're up to. :-D

Alannah Lynne said...

Amanda - that is too funny!! You know, great sex is important. But it's not everything - despite what men think, it's not everything. :-D If he wasn't meeting your needs emotionally, then you had to find someone who would. The sex can be learned, taught, tweeked, whatever, but that emotional connection... I don't know. I think it's either there or it isn't. And if he wasn't willing to step up and do what he needed to do in order to meet you half-way on that, then you probably made the right call.

And you have a wonderful man who makes you so happy. Don't spend too much time thinking back or wondering "what if." I say that from experience, so take my word on that, okay? :-)


Amanda McFarland said...

I know I made the right choice :) My fiance is hotter, nicer, and loves me with his whole heart! And I love him with my whole heart, too!! He treats me with love and respect, knows when I need a hug, and knows how to tune me out so I can vent my frustrations lol...He might not be the perfect man, and he might aggravate me sometimes, but he is my soulmate. <3 Although, in my sleeping pill drunken stupor, I may have disclosed a little TOO much info in that last post. How do I delete it???? Hahaha

Amanda McFarland said...

I figured it out haha....but now you all know the story that shouldn't be told!!