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A bit about me ~ While writing for many years, I’ve been a wife, mother, U. S. Army Sergeant, and dental hygienist. My publishing dreams came true with my debut romance “Keyed Up” last year, and since then I have five other reads out there with plenty more on the way. When not writing I enjoy reading plenty of romance myself, from Donna Grant and Robyn Peterman, to Lyndsay Sands and Jasmine Silvera. Enjoy this excerpt from “Keyed Up”!
Penelope made her last pass and decided to slow it down. As usual for her, she flipped onto her back intending to swim a few cool-down laps. She approached the wall and was ready to turn when a figure loomed above her. Pulling up short, she gasped and inadvertently took water into her mouth. Sputtering as she reached for the side of the pool, strong hands clasped hers and hauled her out of the water. Bringing her face to face with Sebastian.
What is he doing here?
Penelope’s attempt at gaining composure was lost as she felt Sebastian’s hands on her body, and their close proximity reminded her of his impressive form.
One of Sebastian’s hands had slipped to her back and was rubbing soothing circles while the other cupped her chin, forcing her to look at his face. Worry lines marred his brow as his lips moved, but she couldn’t hear a thing because of all the blood that rushed to her head.
Her wet body was plastered against his, making her aware of the heat that radiated off of him as his muscles flexed with his every move. Penelope’s body betrayed her as gooseflesh broke out across her skin. She was chilled and heated all at once. Looking into Sebastian’s eyes, her nipples contracted and her breath escaped on a near moan.
And although he had stopped speaking, his lips didn’t stop moving as they slowly lowered to brush with hers.
Tender at first, just a feather of a kiss, it may as well have been a mallet for all the force Penelope felt from it. Her legs threatened to give out on her, but Sebastian’s arms held her tight against his solid form. The kiss deepened and she gave in to the dreamy feeling, matching his intensity and making it the most delicious kiss she’d ever experienced. Not that she had much to compare it to, given her limited encounters. It seemed like so long ago that Sebastian was her first kiss, and now, to be kissing him again…
She felt the bristle of his mustache and beard tickling her lips and skin. His heat threatened to melt her into a puddle of nothingness, and there was no mistaking the nudge she felt against her center as he pressed his hips closer to hers.
Sebastian broke away from her lips to trail kisses along her jaw and down her neck. She leaned her head back, closed her eyes, and called out to him.
“Bastian,” she murmured, sighing in pleasure.