Please all welcome Sherelle Green to the blog! She’s here to promote her holiday release, Red Velvet Kisses!
Love is the one event that can never be planned…
Meeting gorgeous Micah Madden while lingerie shopping leaves event planner Lexus Turner embarrassed yet intrigued. The charismatic security expert awakens a sensual side that Lex had put on hold ever since her first marriage imploded. Only a man like Micah could make her feel this good, which is why she is determined to keep her distance.
Sweet, shy and sexier than she knows…Lex is driving Micah crazy. Hiring her firm to plan a family party, he sets out to uncover all the tantalizing passion behind her buttoned-up facade. But getting through to Lex is harder than he thought. And Micah will have to open up in ways the reformed rebel never dared before to show Lex how deliciously satisfying a real love between them could be….
“Why don’t you sit here by me so I can warm you up?” he asked.
She turned up an eyebrow at him. “I just meant we would stay warmer if we were sitting closer together. More body heat,” he continued.
She didn’t need any more convincing.
“So,” she said slightly turning to face him. “What were you arrested for?”
Man, she wasted no time asking me that. “How about I tell you that story when you’re a little more sober.”
“I’m sober now.”
“Nothing’s wrong with my listening skills.”
He searched her face. “I think I’ll wait.”
She looked disappointed. “Can you at least give me a hint?”
Micah laughed as he shook his head. “You already know that I used to be a cop so clearly I’m not a bad person.”
“I never said you were a bad person, but you do seem like a bit of a troublemaker,” she said brushing a few strands of hair that had escaped from her ponytail.
“How can you tell?” he asked. “You’ve barely given yourself a chance to get to know me.”
“Oh I can tell,” she said with a laugh. “You get this sneaky look in your eyes right before you’re about to do something or say something to rattle someone’s nerves.” So she has been paying attention, he thought.
“That’s not enough to label me as a troublemaker.”
“Hmm…okay. From what I’ve observed over the past few months, I can tell that you’re arrogant, cocky and a womanizer.”
“Whoa,” he said as he placed his hands over his chest. “Arrogant and Cocky…at times, yes. Why? Because I’m a confident person.But a womanizer? That’s not true.”
She gave him a look of disbelief. “You’re a class A flirt Micah and I’m sure you’d screw anything with a skirt and not even care about how she felt afterwards.”
Ouch. That hurt. Especially coming from her. “Okay yeah, I like to flirt. And I love being surrounded by beautiful women. But what man doesn’t?” Micah got closer to Lex to make sure that she was listening to every word. “But I’m selective in who I date and who I sleep with. A womanizer is a selfish, egotistical prick that manipulates women and cares too much about himself. Whereas, I like to cherish women, I value their opinion, and although I’ve chased a few skirts in my time, now, I’d much more prefer to date one woman.”
Her eyes grew bigger and he noticed a quickening in her breathing. She didn’t say anything and slightly turned her head away from him, so he continued.
“You see Lex, for months I’ve been trying to get to know you but apparently, you have already convinced yourself that I’m no good for you. Now, I’ll admit that every now and then I can cause a bit of trouble, but I promise,” he said as he lightly touched her chin to bring her face back towards him. “My kind of trouble is pleasurable and satisfying.”
He watched a range of emotions cross her face, the most prominent emotion being interest. He’d seen that look on her before, but tonight was different. Tonight he’d learned that Lex was the type of woman who followed the rules. She thought before she took action and if something was out of her comfort zone, she backed away from it. Micah knew he was definitely standing outside of her comfort zone being blocked by a gigantic electric wall. But he wanted to blow her fuse and he was pretty sure now was his chance to push her a little further.
He leaned in closer to her and to his surprise she began leaning forward as well. When they were mere centimeters apart, she hesitated and slightly parted her lips releasing a small fog only visible in the frosty breeze. Keep going Lex. He wished he could grab her and finally get the kiss he’d been waiting on for months. But he needed her to make the decision to move just a tad closer first. He breaths grew quicker letting out faster puffs into the cold air that matched his own and mingled into one white cloud between them.
“Remember what you said during the drinking game?” Micah asked noticing a cute small brown freckle on her nose that he hadn’t seen before.
“During never have I ever?” she asked breathlessly.
“Yes,” he said. “Don’t think, just do.” She searched his eyes before dropping to his lips. She leaned in a couple more centimeters. That’s close enough, Micah thought as he crashed his lips to hers. He expected her to be surprised, but instead, her hands went around his neck as she softly moaned into his mouth. She tasted just like he’d imagined she would…sweet and tangy with a hint of wine and tequila from the game they’d been playing.
He probed her mouth open even further and slipped his tongue deeper inside when she parted her lips more. She moaned softly into his mouth and gripped his neck even tighter lightly massaging the back of his head as she did so. The seductive way she moved her hands just made him want to kiss her harder…longer…until they were both breathless and craving for oxygen. What was it about this woman that pushed him to the brink of insanity?He’d never been this intrigued by a woman before, nor had he enjoyed a kiss quite like this.
Here’s the info on the giveaway!
Prize: $5 Amazon Gift Card (Two winners)
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How to enter: In order to enter, please answer the following question: The month of December is my favorite time of the year because I love celebrating Christmas. I love baking holiday cookies, I adore watching Hallmark movies, and I can’t deny the fact that I’m obsessed with holiday music around this time of year. Besides spending priceless time with my loved ones, I look forward to our annual ornament and white elephant party that’s always filled with tons of fun! What is your favorite thing to do around the holidays?
Deadline: Contest ends December 26th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST
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About the Author:
Sherelle Green is a Chicago native with a dynamic imagination and a passion for reading and writing. Although she loves to read all genres, romance holds a special place in her heart. Upon receiving her BA in English from Northern Illinois University, she decided to test her skills at storytelling by composing a fifty-page romance. The short, but sweet, story only teased her creative mind, but it gave her the motivation she needed to follow her dream of becoming a published author.Her first novel is entitled A Tempting Proposal and is the first book in her Elite Events series. Nothing satisfies her more than writing emotionally driven and steamy romances filled with compelling love affairs, multifaceted characters, and a storyline that will make you laugh…make you cry…break your heart and then piece it back together.
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