Friday First Kiss #84 :: Home Is For His Heart by Angela Raines (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,  Home Is For His Heart by Angela Raines   Oh, how she remembered the way Uncle Oliver had told her no one would ever look twice at someone as ugly and gangly as her! She’d believed him then, and she believed him now. “What you thinking about Clara?” asked Sam as he walked up behind her. He turned her to face him. The kindness in his eyes was a balm to her lonely heart. “Just thinking about keeping you … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #83 :: The Fourteenth Quilt by Robyn Echols (Blog Tour)

  I have a special guest for the blog today. Robyn Echols is here as part of her Blog Tour sharing her new book The Fourteenth Quilt! In keeping with our Friday tradition her on the blog, she’s sent along an excerpt of her hero and heroines First Kiss!   This weeks Friday First Kiss comes from,  The Fourteenth Quilt by Robyn Echols   Excerpt #5: Sarah turned to face Brian only to see him already turned towards her, studying her face. As he leaned his head forward, she leaned in to join him in a quick kiss. She could tell by the way his arm tightened around her he planned to kiss her again, this time longer and deeper. Her lips parted, longing for the kiss that promised to be so sweet only catch sight of a car entering the traffic circle on her right. With an instinct borne … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #82 :: Lena’s Courage by Ruby Merritt (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,  Lena’s Courage by Ruby Merritt   He reached for her hands and pulled her close. Resting his forehead against hers, he said, “I meant what I said about giving you time.” He saw her golden lashes fan across her cheeks, and a blush spread across her cheeks. “What if I do not need time?” He tipped up her chin, searching her face. “Do not say what you think I want to hear.” Her blush rose higher, coloring her forehead … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #81 :: Harcourt’s Mountain by Elaine Dodge (Historical Frontier 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, Harcourt’s Mountain by Elaine Dodge   He watched her sashay across the saloon of the Silver Forest Hotel, seduction written clearly on her face and in every curve of her body. Harcourt had to admit she was enticing. Big violet eyes, black hair twisted up in inviting curls, the knowing smile on her red lips, not to mention the tight, low-cut dress leaving little to the imagination. It all promised untold carnal delight. Her perfume, a dark, satiny aroma eddied … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #80 :: Much Ado About Mustangs by Jacquie Rogers (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, Much Ado About Mustangs (Hearts of Owyhee #5) by Jacquie Rogers   Set up: Pearl is the leading lady of Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice.  Josh plays Benedick, the leading man.  Josh swears he won’t kiss Pearl in Act V rehearsals, and in fact might not kiss her at all, even though the stage directions call for it.  This excerpt is from Gunnar Linstad’s (Pearl’s grandfather) point of view—talking to Pearl’s twin brother, Jasper. Much Ado About Mustangs (Hearts of Owyhee … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #79 :: The Gunslinger and the Heiress by Kathryn Albright (Sweet 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, The Gunslinger and the Heiress by Kathryn Albright   Anger over that day had simmered inside him for five long years. The frustration he’d felt at not knowing why she’d suddenly turned her back on him had crystallized into a hate for anything Lansing. “I thought I’d done something….” She shook her head. “Oh, no. Never. I never wanted you to feel that way! It was all my doing. Mine alone.” But it wasn’t just her doing. Her grandfather, … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #78 :: Natural Attraction by Catherine Haustein (Historical Sci-Fi 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, Natural Attraction by Catherine Haustein   (In this scene, Clementine is posing as a man named Calvin, a scientist. A mysterious tonic has given her the appearance of a man.) He wrestled me to the ground and lay on top of me. We assumed stereotypical mounting courtship behavior, and the sweat of our chests mixed. My legs fell apart and the force of Wesley’s penis pressed between them, shrouded in our clothing. I envisioned being a woman with my … Continue reading

Friday First Kiss #77 :: Never Had A Chance by Angela Raines (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, Never Had A Chance by Angela Raines   Then this man, lying here, captured a kiss. He’d been rude and demanding as the kiss started, but it soon changed to a gentle probing, a request for a return kiss. Pulling her hand away from her lips, she gasped, staring at his lips in repose. Leaning in, her lips brushed his. She whispered in his ear, “Thank you, I enjoyed it.” She didn’t know if he heard her or not, … Continue reading