Friday First Kiss #95 :: Enchantress’ Secret by Rain Trueax (Contemporary Paranormal Suspense)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Enchantress’ Secret by Rain Trueax She leaned forward to open a wire gate, pulling it back to the rock formation before riding through. The trail wound through more rock formations, some making the trail narrow, and then opened into a meadow flanked by a rock bluff, cottonwoods, and a small stream. Because the cattle hadn’t been given access to it, the grass was tall. Even in May, some gold and purple wildflowers lingered, though the heat would soon have … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #94 :: Elli – Mail Order Brides of Trace Hollow by CJ Samuels (Western Historical Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This week’s Friday First Kiss comes from, Elli – Mail Order Brides of Trace Hollow by CJ Samuels Logan was sweating and Elli felt her face blush from nerves. She hadn’t kissed a man before. She looked up at Logan. “You may now kiss the bride.” Logan only hesitated for a second. Then he decided to listen to every bit of advice he’d previously collected from the married men. He grabbed his new wife in his arms and dipped her into the biggest kiss the church … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #92 :: The Air I Breathe by Kirsten Lynn (Military – 20th Century)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  The Air I Breathe by Kirsten Lynn She turned and there he was. The song kicked over and captured her current situation in spades with the lines from Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs’ “Lil’ Red Ridin’ Hood”. It appeared her red mini-skirt had caught the attention of a big bad wolf. She might laugh at the irony, if breathing was at all possible. She’d only seen him for a few minutes on an airfield, and he looked like … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #91 :: Victoria, Bride of Kansas by E.E. Burke (Historical Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  Victoria, Bride of Kansas by E.E. Burke (American Mail-Order Brides Series Book 34) His smile broadened. Oh heavens. Dimples. Her insides melted faster than butter on hot toast. Quite possibly, he had this effect on all women, if he smiled at them like that. He had better not. From now on, she wanted those smiles directed only at her. As she stared at him, smitten, his expression underwent a transformation. First, the smile fell away. Then the amused light … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #90 :: Lilly: Bride of Illinois by Linda K. Hubalek (Historical Romance_

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  Lilly: Bride of Illinois (American Mail-Order Brides Series Book 21) They both jumped when there was a sharp rap on the door. “Your time is about up!” the rat Hardesty growled. Seth wondered if he could overpower the man and sneak Miss Lind out the back way, but guessed Hardesty had a weapon on him. Why isn’t my loaded revolver in my gun belt around my hips like I always wear in Kansas? I feel so inadequate and unprepared! … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #89 :: Laurel: Bride of Arkansas by Carra Copelin (Historical Western Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  Laurel: Bride of Arkansas (American Mail-Order Brides Series Book 25) He squeezed her hand and when she looked closer she couldn’t tell where her hand stopped and his began. A moment of panic hit her and she attempted to pull away, but he held fast. Somewhere in the background she heard Brother Waggoner say, “From this day forward you will be one in mind, one in heart, and by the grace of God, one in eternal destiny. Believing it … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #85 :: Beneath a Silver Sky by Hildie McQueen (Western Historical Romance)

The moment I crack open a new book, I always rush through the beginning, the budding relationship between the hero and heroine, and anticipate that spontaneous moment when one of them makes their move. The First Kiss. The first turning point in every story. Every week here on the blog, I’ll be sharing First Kisses from my books and those of other authors.   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  Beneath a Silver Sky by Hildie McQueen   “I came to ensure you and your father are unharmed.” It was then he realized he’d not released her arm. His hand was wrapped around her upper arm. Sarah seemed to notice it as well, but she made no move to back away. Instead she studied his face. “Most people find you intimidating. You have a reputation for being a ruthless man.” He’d earned every bit of the reputation for being … Continue reading

Blog Tour/First Kiss :: Too Old for Christmas – Zina Abbott

I have a special guest on the blog today. Zina Abbott is here as part of her Blog Tour with her book, Too Old For Christmas. She’s sent along a First Kiss excerpt since we love those here and there’s even a giveaway! Take a look at below at her book and enter on the Rafflecopter form. A holiday romance set in 1854 Columbia, California. Too Old for Christmas, by Zina Abbott.   Irishman Sean Flood survived the potato famine, crossing the Atlantic, the Mexican-American War, and wandering the Western wilderness with his mules and freight wagon. But, due to poor diet and deprivation, his teeth did not fare well. It’s November of 1854 in Columbia, California, Queen of the Southern Mines, a city Sean is helping to rebuild after the disastrous fire the previous summer. Intense stabbing tooth pain drives him to see Doc Massey, the local dentist. He … Continue reading