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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample of "April's Kiss in the Moonlight"

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This snippet of April's Kiss in the Moonlight, a sweet contemporary romance, has never been shared before: 

The horse began trotting immediately, then broke into a canter as she neared the woods. The wind cooled Gavin’s skin as they flew past trees . He gripped April firmly about the waist and felt the way she tightened her thighs to hang on. She moved her body to the rhythm of the horse and Gavin. Together the three of them became one. Gavin experienced the zing of excitement as he realized April was no longer afraid of the horse. The speed at which they rode through the field was exhilarating. But as Venus neared the woods, she slowed to a trot and then a walk.
Gavin led them along his favorite trail through the woods. The easy silence between them was broken only by the steady scuffle of Venus’s footfalls and the subtle song of a chickadee. Shafts of sunlight penetrated the forest where there was a break in the trees. April shivered as they rode through the shade and Gavin realized she was dressed for the sun. He pulled her back into his chest where the heat from his body would warm her. She relaxed, moving with the horse, undulating easily with each step Venus took. April loosened her grip on Gavin’s arm and he flexed his fingers. A small smile broke out on her face as April filled her lungs with fresh air and the scent of the horse mixed with Gavin’s pine soap in her nostrils.

"You’ve got a good seat, there," he said.
"I beg your pardon?" April craned her neck, trying to have eye contact with him.
"Means you sit a horse well, April. I’m not commenting on your butt . . . though it looks pretty good, too," he said and then laughed.
"I’ve got a lot to learn," she chuckled.
"You can say that again!"
She elbowed him in the ribs and laughed.
"Don’t you dare tickle me or we’ll both go sliding off!" she wailed.
He wanted to pull back, to distance himself from her but her sweet scent and her body pressed up against his fought his resolve. He leaned down and let his lips brush her neck softly.
"Springtime," he whispered to himself.
"What? What did you say?"
"Nothing," he replied.


A little bit about the book

Fresh from graduate school, April McKenna, beautiful and brilliant vows to strike out on a new path rather than return to San Francisco to take a job with her father’s firm. She meets Rusty and sets off for an escapade that ends in tragedy. Injured and alone she is taken in by Sunny Davis, a friend of her mother’s who lives in a small town in the Catskill Mountains in New York.
During her recovery, April resolves to carve out an exotic life of travel and adventure. But she didn’t count on a sexy fireman upsetting her plans. Gavin Dailey has dated practically every woman in the county, but when he meets April, he knows he’s finally found the one he wants.  Only a stubborn man like Gavin wouldn’t let April’s resistance to his charm and his small town change his plans. Determined to win her, he pulls out all the stops until he encounters one stumbling block he didn’t count on. Only a near-tragedy resurrected from the past gives April the tenacity she needs to make the right decision for her life in April’s Kiss in the Moonlight.
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An Open Book said...

The description here is astounding! It almost reminded me of the scene in the movie Ghost with the pottery wheel... very sensual feel to such a normal activity. Greta job Jean!


Kellie Kamryn said...

Can't wait to read it! I've got it on my Kindle... Have a great weekend, Jean!

Lindsay said...

I love the descriptions here. Very realistic.
The book is slowly making it's way up to the top of my TBR pile

Sandy Nachlinger said...

I like how they enjoyed the ride in silence. I liked their dialogue. And I liked his soft kiss on her neck. In other words, I enjoyed the whole scene!

Sarah said...

This really is so sweet! And I'm a horse person so you had me on that alone. ;c)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Beautiful imagery. I could almost feel the cool breeze and him warm against meendusta itdsc.

elaine cantrell said...

Don't know exactly what happened with that last comment. LOL.

J. Gunnar Grey said...

Good description with clean sensory details. Nicely written.

Jenna said...

Lovely sensual scene--sensual as in using the senses to enhance the read. I understand about being afraid of riding a horse. :) Brought that back to me quickly. Great sample.