Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Excerpt: Enchanted Desire by Paul Lonardo


Teaser
When you dare to dream, you might as well dream to have it all

Blurb
I had my life all planned out...until I met him. Kenny Honana is sexy and alluring. Mysterious. I’d always been drawn to the Native American heritage, and now I found myself dream-deep in a supernatural tribal ritual. Little did I know, his vision quest would involve me in a sexual odyssey beyond my wildest dreams. But when the quest is over...what becomes of us.


EXCERPT
My disappointment quickly turned to delight when I saw the tall, broad figure that cut through the steam in the room. I knew it was Kenny right away.

“I had to see you.” Kenny’s voice boomed like thunder in my ears, making my body shudder.
“How did you—” I could not finish what I was going to say before Kenny crossed the room to the bathtub in three strides and gently put the tips of two fingers against my lips. “Sh-hhhhh.”

The sibilating sound lulled me back into tranquility. He slowly ran the fingers of his right hand along my jawline to my ear and then down the nape of my neck, he did the same with his tongue on the other side of my face. I shivered even in the heat of the steaming bath water. Cupping the sides of my face in his hands, he drew his head toward me and kissed me deeply.

With his lips pressed firmly against mine, I placed both my hands around the back of his neck. He straightened up and lifted me right out of the tub. Naked and dripping, I wrapped my legs around his waist, and he never stopped kissing me the entire time, sucking and biting delicately on the soft skin of my lower lip. It made me crazy.

His exposed chest hair bristled across my nipples, arousing me further. I opened my mouth and his tongue began to flick back and forth across mine. It was a sensuous imitation of a more intimate act, and I was sure he knew it as was well as I did. With his thick shaft in his pants pressed against my bare pussy, I felt a now-familiar rush of warmth between my legs. When I began to grind myself against him, his cock began to grow. And grow.
Oh, my God! I thought. Courtney was right. The thing was huge.

Holding me in his powerful embrace, he let one of his hands drop slowly down the side of my body, tracing the arch of my hip and then reaching underneath me to massage the swell of my buttocks. Several of his long fingers wandered down further and touched me in a place that no man had touched me in a long time. As he lightly probed the outer rim of my anus with his index and middle fingers, I let out a moan.

I felt the sensation of moving again, but this time it wasn’t vertigo. Kenny carried me effortlessly out of the bathroom and into the adjoining bedroom where he eased me down onto the white down duvet cover. He was standing over me as I sat up and reached for his shirt. I pulled on the leather lacing that bound the cowhide to his body and loosened it until the material hung from his shoulders in two pieces. Kenny shrugged the remains off, exposing his naked torso.

His pants moved in front of me, as if there was something alive in there.

About the Author
Paul Lonardo has published both fiction and non-fiction. He has had titles excerpted in Reader’s Digest and reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly.

FROM THE ASHES became the basis of a 2013 documentary web series, THE STATION, which he produced. Paul was interviewed as part of NBC’s documentary program featuring the true crime story depicted in his book CAUGHT IN THE ACT.




Monday, June 27, 2016

Review: The Reaper's Sacrifice (Deathmark #2) by Abigail Baker

The Reaper's Sacrifice (Deathmark #2)

Synopsis

It’s been two years since I tried to overthrow Death... 

Now, all I have to show for it is a life in exile without my lover and personal Grim Reaper, Brent Hume. He bargained his soul for my safety. If I could get him back, I would, but I don't don't have the first idea how. So I live for the night when Reaper’s bring nightmares to the living—and Brent visits me in mine. Doesn’t make for a good night’s sleep, but I’ll take what little of him I can get.


When Death comes calling, sending me into an old foe’s camp as a spy, my inner rebel awakens once more. If I play my cards right, I might improve upon my growing Master Scrivener powers and finally free Brent so that we can be together for good. I know he’ll do anything to keep me safe—even if it means I’ll never see him again. And that scares the Hell out of me.


4-Stars Review


An interesting read! I'm sure it would've been more fun to read if I had read book 1 first, still it was pretty good. First few chapters were hard to digest, after that I caught up with the story, and it is a good one. I loved all the characters. The plot is amazing. It is full of fantasy-world, action. adventure, romance, some drama, a little mystery, and some amazing funny scenes which made me laugh. Over all I loved the book, can't wait to read the next one.

Olivia has been living in exile, along with her father, for two years now. She misses home and she regrets failing at her rebellion. In any case she has a kind of life in Montana now. She tries not think about Brent and the time they have spent apart because of the Head Reaper. Her father is keeping the rebellion alive. They think that some day they might get another chance to over throw cruel Reaper who has banished them from Quebec. For now though they must follow his rule and keep a low profile as much as possible.

Things start to get messy when first someone copies Olivia's Deathmark and then send Trivials after her. She must return to headquarters and face the music. what she didn't expect is to be send to a master Scrivener and negotiate for peace, on the behalf of her worst enemy no less. Master Scrivener is also not what she expected him to be. And things definitely didn't go exactly as planned. Soon she realises that they're in 'kill or die' situation. Brent comes to her aid but they must kill the Death Reaper behind this mayhem before it's too late.

Will Olivia and Brent ever get the chance to be together? What will this continued rebellion bring to them? More death or perhaps victory? A lot is still to be done.

This book can be read as a stand alone. But only a part of the story ends here. There is more to come. I can't await to read about what happens next in Brent and Ollie's life.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Review: Avenged by Marnee Blake

Avenged

Synopsis

Three terrifying months. 

That’s how long Kitty Laughton has been at the mercy of the scientist who experimented on her town, killing over a dozen people and giving the rest of them unique powers. But Kitty doesn’t feel powerful, especially when she learns the crazy man plans to test his research on more unsuspecting people. She refuses to let anyone else die, but trapped with no one to help her she’s out of options…that is until sexy and exasperating Nick Degrassi arrives.

Special-ops soldier Nick blames himself for Kitty’s capture, and he’ll do whatever he can to free the quiet beauty, but close quarters and a shared secret bring an attraction that neither of them expected. With the organisation that started it all making mercenaries for hire, Nick and Kitty must save themselves and stop a madman…before it’s too late. 

5-Stars Review

This is a very interesting story. If you like superhero type stories then this one is a must read. I didn't read book 1 but I loved this one.

It's Kitty and Nick's story. Kitty was changed when a drug was tested on her town. Also the time when she lost her parents. Now she is a prisoner, treated as lab rat, experimented on, and also feared. Her gift is rare. She can read minds.

Nick is normal. He is there to rescue her. But instead of escaping with her he gets them caught. Now they are both prisoners. But there seem to be a lot more going on than experimentation. Nick will have to take drastic measures to rescue her and himself. Outside help might not be available to them. They will have to count on themselves to get out of their prison.

It's a thriller, sci-fiction, romance, all three at once. It's very well-written with interesting story line and unique characters. I loved Kitty and Nick. Their story is definitely worth reading. But I wish I had the chance to read Book 1 first then I would've known the background. In any case it was a great read.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Review: A Dream of Lilies: A Novella By Petra March


Blurb
Nicholas Baudin lives in Toulouse, France, where he owns a small coffee place, Le Petit Café. His life is apparently tranquil, and made of small joys and simple habits. In truth, though, this young man's soul is troubled with memories of a painful event.

Then, on a bright spring day, Nicholas meets a strange, enchanting young woman with white hair, and pale blue eyes. Her name is Lily Brightwell. She is an actress who captivates crowds with her talent and her stories.

As Nicholas begins to fall for the young artist, his life turns into something unexpected and lovely.
(Ages 17+)

Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Series: A Touch of Cinnamon
Edition: eBook
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance

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5 Yummy Stars
I loved this short and sweet romantic story. This is Lily's story. The tragedy of the past has been following her every where, there is no escaping the hurt, the betrayal, and the horror of everything that happened. David was gone and she was unable to forgive or forget.

Nicholas has his own demons but when he meets beautiful actress Lily he feels hope. Hope that he had lost three years ago. She is perfect and he is falling in love. Although he is too scared to do anything about it at least not without a little encouragement. He feels that she like him too but what if he were wrong?

For Lily taking another chance at love is too much. If she let Nicholas into her heart who knows what he will do it. After all David broke it into pieces so it's difficult to try love again....

Soon they both realise that they are connected by more than their mutual attraction to each other. For better or worse their pasts are intertwined with each other. In order to move past the tragedy they share they must re-visit it ....

A beautifully written story, I enjoyed reading it a lot. Although I think it might be read as stand alone but knowing the previous history of the characters will make reading experience much better. So I recommend reading first two books before you read this one. But you can give it a try in any case. Petra March has a unique writing style which never disappoints me. :)

About the Author
Petra March studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU. Presently, Petra keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels. Her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA, just like Petra is.

Petra March is the Award Winning Author of the A Touch of Cinnamon Series.

Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway: Rock the City by Gia Riley


Cover Design: Sommer Stein / Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Release Date: June 23, 2016

Synopsis

Ten years ago, Lane Lewis said goodbye to the only home he’s ever known.

Now that Midnight Fate’s tour has ended, he’s more determined than ever to find a balance between music and life. But sometimes reality’s a joke, fate’s a lie, and history’s meant to repeat itself.

Ten years ago he shed the pain, but now it’s seeking revenge.

Noelle Nash is a hopeless romantic with a dirty mouth. After almost giving up on love, she’s been lured away from her safety net to try one more time with Lane.

She’s willing to do whatever it takes to hold onto the man she loves, but her fierce protectiveness even takes her by surprise.

Can she learn to accept the truth? Or will she let her fears consume her, leaving her with no choice but to walk away?

Six months ago their future began. Today, it’s about to get rocked.
Goodreads
5-Stars Review

I loved it! It was a little more serious than I thought but no less interesting. I liked the story. I'm already in love with the amazing characters from "Rock the Boat" so that hasn't changed. It's quite well-written and very entertaining book.

Lane has a dark past about which no one knows. He doesn't want to revisit it. And now he has found Noelle, a beautiful woman whom he can easily love. She is perfect for him and in his heart he knows that she is the one. The only problem seems to be her unwillingness to leave her life behind for him. They have tried long distance relationship and so far it is working. Now it's time for them to be together.

Noelle knows that she must give Lane a chance. But has made a life for herself and it scares her to think about moving away. What if they didn't work? Where would she go then? In any case she is taking a break from work and visiting Lane in the city. Some time together, and they may finally figure their relationship out.

When Noelle reaches the city and is with Lane at last things doesn't go as they anticipated. Apparently there are many challenges which they must face before they can convince their hearts that they belong together.

It is a sweet and romantic story, with laugh-out-loud moments as well as cry-like-a-baby moments. It's both sad and happy, a perfect mix. I loved reading it and would definitely recommend to all romance lovers especially if you like your characters with a dark past.


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About the Author
Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She's a lover of all things romance - a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. She loves strawberry smoothies almost as much as she loves reality TV. When she's not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland's, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for Big Brother. Her newest addiction is a Starbucks iced mocha - they keep her up late, doing terrible things to her characters.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Facebook Release Day Event: A Dream of Lilies: A Novella by Petra March

Blurb

Nicholas Baudin lives in Toulouse, France, where he owns a small coffee place, Le Petit Café. His life is apparently tranquil, and made of small joys and simple habits. In truth, though, this young man's soul is troubled with memories of a painful event.
Then, on a bright spring day, Nicholas meets a strange, enchanting young woman with white hair, and pale blue eyes. Her name is Lily Brightwell. She is an actress who captivates crowds with her talent and her stories.
As Nicholas begins to fall for the young artist, his life turns into something unexpected and lovely.
(Ages 17+)

Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Series: A Touch of Cinnamon
Edition: eBook
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Women's Fiction, Romance

About the Author

Petra March studied Screenwriting and History of American Cinema at UCLA and NYU. Presently, Petra keeps traveling and dreaming through her novels. Her characters are deeply in love with Europe and the USA, just like Petra is.

Connect with Petra:www.authorpetramarch.weebly.comwww.facebook.com/AuthorPetraMarch




Monday, June 20, 2016

Review: One Night with a Stranger (Unforgettable Nights #1) by Linda Steinberg

One Night with a Stranger (Unforgettable Nights #1)

Synopsis

On the rebound from a bad breakup with Mr. Wrong, Lisa Randall does something she’s never done before: has a one night stand with a stranger she meets in a bar. As amazing as the night is, the last thing she expects is to hear from the guy again. But when one night turns into two, and then three, and then more, Lisa wonders whether her infatuation with Matt is keeping her from meeting Mr. Right, or whether a passionate one night stand can actually lead to true love. 

Matt Owens has always considered himself the King of Jumping into Things Too Fast. He met his ex on a Tuesday, proposed on Saturday, and married her a month later. This time around he wants to take things slow, enjoy the moment. And the attractive woman he picked up in a bar seems to fit the bill. Lisa doesn’t even want to know his last name, let alone plan a future. But as he begins to develop feelings for her, he knows his one big secret could ruin any chance for something more. 

4-Tasty-Stars

Review

It's an interesting, lighthearted, romantic, and fun to read story. I liked it. Beginning was good, story got even better after that but the ending wasn't quite perfect, overall a good reading experience although not a great one.

Lisa and Matt start as a one-night stand but then neither of them is able to stay apart. They don't want a relationship either so they decided to take one day at a time and see what happens. They have both been in bad relationships and have trust issue. Matt also have other reasons for not making any commitments.

Soon they become more serious about each other. Now they must spend time to get to know each other if they want to continue this non-relationship relationship.

The story is also about Lisa's friends. A bunch of girls who are close and spend a lot of time together. We meet them in this book and probably read about their romances in next books in the series. They are interesting characters and I hope their stories are even better than Lisa's.

The fact that story starts after Lisa and Matt have already met doesn't bother me much but I must say that the was whole situation with Matt's ex-wife and son has been explained leave something to be desired. And that's the only reason I gave it a 4 stars rating instead of 5.

Review: A False Proposal by Pamela Mingle

A False Proposal

Synopsis

London 1812 

War hero Adam Grey returns home with a burning ambition to run for Parliament. But he needs the support of the local baronet, who controls the seat. Adam’s plans are thwarted by his dissolute father, who has promised him to the baronet’s daughter in return for forgiveness of his debts. Adam wants nothing to do with marriage or his father’s problems, so he fakes an engagement to Cass Linford—his best friend’s sister. 

Cass has been through hell since she last saw Adam. Her betrothed committed suicide, forcing her to withdraw from London society. Heartbroken, she’s given up on marriage. So when Adam suggests a temporary engagement, she agrees. He needs help with his campaign, and Cass can’t resist his charm or the chance to be involved in politics. It all seems so easy, until she finds herself falling in love with her fake fiancé.

5-Stars Review

It's a great historical romance novel. I loved reading it. All the characters are amazing, and it's so well-written. Once I started reading it was difficult to put it down.

Adam Gray is a war hero and now that he is back in society he plans to run for the house of commons. For that he needs his friend Jack's support and also make new friends who are capable to back him up. So he becomes reacquainted with Jack and his family.

Cass is Jack's sister. She is surprised to find Adam back in their lives. It has been quite a few years since they last met. Apparently they have both changed during that time. War has changed Adam. Cass also had her share of tragedy in her life. Now they are both vary of love and skeptical, for this reason they don't have any intention of ever getting married. But when they find themselves in each other's company things become difficult/ Clearly they are attracted to each other and keeping a distance doesn't seem to be an option...

Against their better judgment they must play a part of their dreams. They must pose as being engaged to one another. It won't be easy to keep their feeling intact but they will try... or may be this false engagement would turn into a real one...

Very intriguing story, with lots of drama, romance, heart-break, but in the end all will be well or say they are hoping. This is a must read for historical romance lovers. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Review: The Prince's Bride by Diane Alberts

The Prince's Bride

Synopsis

Alicia Forkes went to a trendy club looking for a way to forget her troubles, and she found that in the arms of the gorgeous man who swept her off of her feet…and into one of the hottest encounters she’d ever had in her life. Awesome sex with a stranger is now something she can check off her bucket list.

Except he isn’t exactly a stranger. He’s the guy who broke her heart when they were teens, an experience she doesn’t plan on repeating.

Prince Leo can’t believe he’s finally found the woman he’s loved for years, and she wants nothing to do with him. When she shows up at his office, she looks anything but princess-like. In fact, she’s cursing him to hell and back. She may not be Cinderella, but he’s determined to prove he’s the prince for her––even if it means letting her go.

4-Stars Review

I liked it a lot. It's an entertaining story. Both Alicia and Leo are interesting characters. It's well-written novel. Definitely a good read for romance lovers.

Alicia has a bucket list and currently only one item has been marked off. She needs to find the courage to go through with it. So here she is looking for a complete stranger ..... In the end who she finds turn out to be someone from her past.

Leo doesn't want to treat Alicia the way he must. His country's laws are different and besides this might give him a second chance with her. Because even though it was ten years ago when he was in love with her, he still misses her. Now he can only hope for her forgiveness and may be, just may be a chance to have a future together...

I enjoyed reading this book and hope you do too! :D

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Review: Through the Fog by S.J. Lynn

Through the Fog

Synopsis

Adalind Carter finds herself in search of a new nursing assignment. She finally gets her wish when given an opportunity to travel to England for the private care of Evan Jacob Frederick, the Duke of Warlington, who is showing signs of awakening from a two month long coma. Upon accepting the position, it doesn’t take long for her to discover just how little she knows about any of it... 

While caring for the Duke, she discovers that someone doesn't want her to see to the proper care of this man. In fact, there are no records, no nurses, and no help. If only that were the worst of it… 

Lying quickly becomes part of her job description, but falling for him wasn’t. She knows something that could shatter his world, but telling him the truth could break his heart. Can she do as she is asked and keep this secret from him--one that she knows will be devastating? And can she provide the care he needs without giving into her desires? ...Only time will tell. 

5-Delicious-Stars 

Review

I loved it! It's an interesting read. I loved the fact that it managed to surprise me with twists and turns in the story, that doesn't happen often.

Adalind is a long way from home. But when the opportunity to travel arises she thought of it as a chance and took it. Now she is taking care of a Duke who has been in coma for a while. She can see that no one has taken good care of him. So now as his nurse it's up to her to bring her patient back to life. Everyone at his estate welcomes her. She isn't having such a bad time. But there are a lot of things which aren't making any sense and soon she becomes too attached to the Duke to think straight. Will she be able to help him or will she end up hurting him as well as herself? That's yet to be determined...

Evan wakes up with no recollection of the accident that put him in coma. He is having problems sleeping and there is something constantly nagging at him, some forgotten memory that is trying to resurface. Then there is his nurse, Adalind, she is a sweet soul and he is starting to depend on her a little too much...

Soon ghosts of the past will come back to haunt them but for now Adalind and Evan are exploring their budding relationship...

The story flows smoothly and it kept me interested from the very beginning until the end. I loved that secondary characters are just as amazing and well-written as the main ones. Overall it's a very good story and definitely worth the read. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Release Blitz + Giveaway: Bedding the Best Man by Virna DePaul


New York Times Bestselling Author Virna DePaul has released the next
novel in her Bedding the Bachelors
series, Bedding the Best Man!
Longtime fans have been waiting for the secrets behind the wedding that never
happened in book three of the series and I promise you will not be
disappointed! Have no fear new readers Bedding
the Best Man
can be read as a stand-alone novel. Gabe and Brianne’s romance
is a long time coming and will have you aching for more.


Rough-around-the-edges Gabe Nolan grew up poor in a bad
neighborhood and literally fought his way to the top, learning discipline
through boxing and earning a college degree. Now the owner of the nation’s most
popular chain of sports adventure stores, he enjoys wealth and women, but
neither can diminish the pain of losing the girl of his dreams to his best
friend. 


Brianne Whitcomb is all set to marry Eric, a man
who’s perfect for her in every way—except for the fact he’s not Gabe. But Gabe
didn’t fight for her when he had the chance, and it’s obvious he views her only
as a friend. He’s even agreed to be Eric’s Best Man. Only when Eric fails to
show up for the wedding, Gabe takes on a new role: Brianne’s confidante and
shoulder-to-cry-on. The more time they spend together, the more friendship
turns into an irresistibly tempting passion. 


With no idea if or when Eric will return, Gabe
and Brianne tentatively explore whether their physical attraction can lead to
something lasting. But Gabe’s fear that he’ll never be good enough is the
toughest opponent of all. Will Gabe take on the fight of his life to win
Brianne’s love?

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Virna DePaul is a New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of steamy, suspenseful fiction.  Whether it’s vampires, a Para-Ops team, hot
cops or swoon-worthy identical twin brothers, her stories center around complex
individuals willing to overcome incredible odds for love.  Bedding the Wrong Brother, which begins the
Bedding The Bachelors Series, is a #1 Bestselling Contemporary Romance and a
USA Today Bestseller.

She loves to hear from readers at www.virnadepaul.com


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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review: Driven to Temptation Melia Alexander

Driven to Temptation

Synopsis

Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore.

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined. 

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

5-Stars Review

I loved it! It's absolutely amazing, just sucked me in right from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. It's most definitely a must read for romance lovers.

Delaney is determined to prove herself in a men's world. She is brilliant and nothing can stop her from getting what she wants. She has worked hard, and now it's time for her to take her career to the next level. Aiden is the key for that. He owns the company she works for and if she wants to become a partner then she needs to wow him. Which won't be difficult because her work speaks for itself.

Aiden is definitely impressed by her work ethics and proud of her. But the more time they spent together the more he realises that it's not a work relationship he wants, he wants her. Things get more and more complicated when they are both "Driven to Temptation". Now more than his firm's future is at stake...

A beautifully written book, with awesome characters. On one side there is Delaney who is confident about her talent and knows exactly what she wants. Also she isn't afraid of speaking her mind. On the other hand there is Aiden socially awkward, and used to keeping his emotions bottled up. When these two opposite personalities collide we've perfect chemistry, and heart-warming romance in the making. I enjoyed reading this book a lot and recommend it to all readers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Excerpt Reveal: A Dream of Lilies: A Novella by Petra March


Excerpt


Lily Brightwell stretched her arms up to the pulsing lights, then waited for the music to graze her fingertips. She closed her eyes and smiled, as the loud notes penetrated her skin and ran throughout her veins, along with her blood, guiding its course and speed. Her body swayed to the music, as her eyelids fluttered, then finally her pale-blue eyes opened to take in the crowd around her.
The club was filled with bodies, perfumes, and colors. As she danced, Lily's gaze carefully searched for a suitable partner. As she considered the enchanted faces, Lily made her way through the throbbing crowd, still letting her body follow the pattern painted by the music.  While she moved, a young man with dark hair and flushed skin – his dancing endearingly clumsy – smiled at her, but soon looked away. A warm hand stroked Lily's, catching her attention; Lily turned and met a beautiful woman with short, blond hair. The woman's long, lithe fingers stroked Lily's white strands, while her eyes considered Lily's features , the features of a twenty-four-year-old woman. “Lovely,” the woman mouthed, then backed away and into the arms of another lady.
Lily grinned and for a moment forgot her goal, as the music faded then grew into another rhythm. Lily let the new melody fold her into its hot embrace, and danced for a long while.
At last, determined brown eyes captured hers.
The man was tall, lean, and elegant; he wanted her and his entire body declared so. For a brief moment, however, Lily's resolve faltered. So, to regain her courage, she conjured the images of two young men – one was her age, the other a bit older. They lived far away from her, yet on this particularly painful night, Lily and the two men were linked by deep, unspeakable, immense grief.
On this night, Lily – just like the two men, she believed – was looking for a necessary relief; that's why she finally nodded to the elegant man, and smiled when she glimpsed his acceptance of her muted invitation.



A Dream of Lilies:A Novella, by Petra March
Copyright 2016 Petra March (aka Petra F. Bagnardi). All Rights Reserved.
Series: A Touch of Cinnamon
Publisher: Self-pub.
Editors:
CeeCee Lawson (The Literary Melting Pot)
Sharon Taylor Xuereb (Sharon's Book Nook)


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