Sensual Sunday – Hot Snippet from In Heat, a black panther shapeshifter romance novel


Sensual Sunday is brought to you today by In Heat, which is the first book in my popular In Heat romance series. Sensual Sunday’s always feature a hot excerpt from one of my paranormal romance books. Read on for this Sunday’s sensual snippet…

Erik leaned back in his chair, fascinated with the woman across the table from him. She was writing furiously, scribbling down note after note of what was being discussed. He wondered if she could feel him watching her in the same way that he could sense when she was looking at him.

He gave Ms. Townsend half of his attention, answering her questions about the contract as much as he could and keeping his girl writing so he could observe her. There was a pause in discussion as the man who had introduced himself as Simon stood, offering to order coffee or tea. He declined both and asked for some water, his eyes still fixed on Kim. He didn’t like the easy manner she’d had with Simon when he’d gone out onto the balcony. There was something wrong about him. Whatever Kim thought their relationship was, Simon clearly thought it could be different.

A glass of water appeared in front of him and he licked his lips as he looked at its crystal depths that promised cool relief. The heat wasn’t abating and the air in the room was so hot now it was stifling. He’d taken his jacket off and loosened his tie, but it hadn’t helped. The hair at the nape of his neck was damp with sweat.

Simon placed a glass down in front of Kim and Erik’s attention was with her again. She pressed her bare wrist against the condensation on the ice cold glass. Her tongue swept across her lower lip, wetting it, and her eyes closed briefly. He could almost feel her relief as the coldness of the glass lowered her temperature. It only made him hotter.

His eyes followed her every move as she took hold of the glass and brought it to her lips. He watched the movement of her throat as she drank, her eyes closed in pleasure, and then stared at her mouth when she lowered the glass and licked her lips again, capturing every drop of moisture on them.

He grabbed his glass and downed it in one go, trying to cool himself down but failing dismally.

Putting his glass down, he continued his observance of Kim.

She thoughtfully bit the end of her pen, her fine brows knitting as she scrunched up her nose and stared at the piece of paper.

There was no doubt it was her.

The attraction he felt, the way she reacted to him, and the shape of her. Even the smell. It was her. He’d been dreaming about her for so long now, desperate for her touch and dying to know who she was.

And now he’d found her.

She was younger than he’d expected and seemed a little wary of him. It wasn’t at all like he’d been told it would be. She was supposed to know. But then, he was supposed to know her face in the visions too, but she’d always remained a mystery until today.

Was something wrong?

It worried him that she wasn’t reacting as he’d been told she would. She recognised him, of that he was sure. Her manner towards him and how open she was around him told him that.

Wasn’t she attracted to him? Didn’t she feel the connection?

He was burning for her, hungry and desperate for her touch, unable to tear his eyes away from her for more than a second. He wanted to see if she felt the way that she did in his dreams, if she tasted and smelt as sweet as she did in them. He was anxious to see if she’d react to him the way she did there.

He wanted to know she wanted him.

He growled quietly; a call only she would hear.

She gasped and raised her head, her pupils dilating as she stared across the table at him.

He could hear her heart racing, feel her blood thundering through his own veins as it sung to him. He vividly remembered the slide of her legs against his, the way her fingernails dug into his arms as she writhed against him. He remembered the smell of their bodies, their sweat, as they moved against each other. He could still feel the electric sweep of her fingers over his bare flesh, teasing him into a hardness so painful he’d felt he would explode if she only breathed on his length. He held her gaze as he thought about her; the rough glide of her tongue over his neck; the whispered words in his ears; the way her fingers always buried themselves in his hair, holding his mouth against her body. She blinked at him. He sniffed, inhaling deeply as he continued to hold her gaze, not letting her go. He could smell her. She wanted him. She wanted him as badly as he wanted her.

It was destiny.

Twenty-seven years of dreaming of her, of searching for her, and now he’d finally found her.

Long hot nights spent tantalisingly close to her in his visions. Countless hours of touching and torturing her body as she explored his own. It had all been worth it because now he’d found her.

She swallowed hard.

He smiled.

He’d found her, now he just had to show her how good they could be together.

From where he was sitting, she looked as though she was going to take a lot of convincing.

But he could do it.

He’d make her realise that the dreams they’d shared were just the beginning.

The best was yet to come.


Did you enjoy today’s hot little snippet?


Caris Roane is also posting a Sensual Sunday snippet from one of her paranormal romance books, so be sure to check out her blog and read it!


In Heat - paranormal shapeshifter romance BookIn Heat
Felicity Heaton
A heat wave isn’t the only thing making London too hot for lawyer Kim. She’s been spending each night with a man who sets her body and heart on fire. The problem? He’s a man that always sprouts black fur and purrs, and he’s only a dream. Walking into work on the hottest day of the year, the last thing she expects is to meet Erik, a man who sends her temperature soaring and who resembles her dream guy exactly.

A black panther shape-shifter, Erik Blackwell has been searching for his mate for twenty-seven years. The visions they share each night are getting hotter but finding her is proving impossible as he’s never seen her face. That is, until it turns out she’s working as his lawyer on his contract negotiations with his brother, Alistair.

Kim can’t deny her attraction to Erik. The heat she feels with him is intense and it’s only a matter of time before they surrender to their carnal desires.

When Kim discovers Erik’s secret, will she turn her back on him, or will she complete the mating and become like him so they can be together forever?

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If you haven’t had a chance to read any of the books in the In Heat romance series yet, they’re all available at major ebook retailers, and you can find the links and samples of the books at my website:

In Heat (In Heat Romance Series #1)
In Heat: Mating Call (In Heat Romance Series #2)


About Felicity Heaton

I'm a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In my books I create detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will love my books too.

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