Sunday, February 13, 2011

Feel the magic of that first kiss...

Greetings all! Happy Valentine’s Day eve.  Are you up for a little romance? Well of course you are. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be here. *wink*  Let me introduce myself.  I’m Maeve Greyson, paranormal romance writer, and I’m very pleased to be here.  And since we’re talking romance today, what could be more romantic than a wonderful first kiss?
Ahh…that first kiss. It makes you sigh, ratchets your heart rate to hummingbird speed and rushes liquid heat through your veins. Is there anything more magical than that first kiss with the one you’ve looked for all your life? The first taste, the first sampling of all the delicious discoveries yet to enjoy? Read on to discover Latharn and Nessa’s first “real” kiss from BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER.
Latharn & Nessa’s first kiss:

Nessa remained motionless under the table, afraid something would fall on her head. She just knew the building must be about ready to collapse from the violent attack it had just endured. Strong hands closed around her arms, and lifted her from the rubble. Opening her eyes, she found herself staring into a set of deep green eyes she’d only seen before in her dreams.

As he tenderly stroked the curve of her cheek, Latharn groaned with satisfaction. “’Tis about time ye said the words for me, lass. I’d begun to think I’d never be free of that hell.”

Nessa’s jaw dropped to her chest, her lips moved but no words came out. Speechless, she stared up into his face. She’d never imagined how his voice would sound. His deep Scot’s burr, the way his words rolled off his tongue—the sound set fire to her blood. The richness of his voice stroked her body, making her ache for more. Running her fingertips across the stubbled whiskers of his jaw, Nessa finally whispered, “It’s really you.”

Latharn lowered his mouth to hers. He savored his first true taste of her lips. When her trembling hands slid up his chest, his heart swelled to near bursting. He deepened his kiss of possession. He tightened his embrace. He’d waited for this moment for centuries. To hold her, the one woman he ever loved, to feel her breathless against his chest.

The one way he’d maintained his sanity all these years was by searching for her with his mind. He’d used his powers. He’d traveled the mists until he’d finally located her soul in the energy of eternity. Once she was born, he’d waited for her to become a woman so he could be with her in her dreams. He’d watched Nessa since her soul first came into being now at last, he held her in his arms.

Latharn raised his head and smiled down into her eyes. “I’ve waited for centuries to hold ye like this. Now that I have ye, I’ll never let you go.”

Beyond a Highland Whisper – available February 18th from The Wild Rose Press
Which will triumph? The vengeful wrath of a cruel witch or a love spanning across time?
The last time Latharn MacKay walked among his kinsman was in Scotland of 1410.  Sensuous and charismatic, all the women wanted him, but none captured his heart.  Latharn's charm became his curse when a wicked sorceress didn’t accept his rejection.  She snared his soul into a crystal globe until the one woman destined to be his love whispers his release.  Now all Latharn has to do is find her and convince Nessa to break the curse without speaking a word to tell her how.

One of the youngest archeologists in St Louis of 2010, Nessa credits one thing for this achievement: the recurring dream of a heart-stopping Highlander since the summer she turned eighteen years old.  Little does she know, he's not some fantasy cooked up by her subconscious.  He’s a trapped soul determined for Nessa to end his six centuries in hell. Can love prevail over the dark magic of a woman scorned?

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4 comments:

Cate Masters said...

Your excerpt made me melt! Congrats on your almost-release, Maeve!
cate.masters at gmail.com

Virginia said...

Cool cover. Loved the excerpt

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perisquire30 said...

Maeve, Highlanders are yummy!! I confess having a weakness for them. Sigh.

Loved the excerpt.

~Roni Lynne

Maeve said...

I'm so glad you all enjoyed Nessa & Latharn's first "real" kiss. As I'm sure you've noticed, I've got a real "soft" spot for Highlanders.

;-)

Maeve