Sensual Sunday is brought to you today by Her Fallen Angel, which is the second book in my popular Her Angel 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…
Lukas opened the bedroom door for Annelie. She smiled as she passed him and then stopped in the middle of the cream room, near the foot of the double bed. It had been a nice evening, peaceful, and he felt as though he had made progress with Annelie. She had asked a lot of questions. Some of them he had answered, and others either Serenity or Apollyon had. It had gone well and Annelie seemed more comfortable around him now.
He wished he felt so relaxed.
He closed the door, swallowed his nerves, and turned to face her. She sat on the end of the bed, her hands pale against the dark brown covers.
â€œI can sleep on the floor.â€ Lukas looked there, avoiding her gaze.
â€œApollyon and Serenity seem happy.â€ Annelie smiled when his eyes met hers.
He nodded. â€œThey are. I can feel it.â€
â€œYou can?â€ Her eyebrows rose and she stood and then sat again.
â€œIs something wrong?â€ He sat beside her and she shuffled to face him, sitting at an angle with one leg on the bed.
â€œI donâ€™t know.â€ She toyed with the hem of her dark t-shirt and shrugged. â€œI just feel a bit nervous.â€
Lukas smiled. â€œYou are not the only one.â€
A brief smile tugged at her lips.
He hesitated and then took hold of her hands. â€œHow can I convince you? I will do anything, Annelie.â€
Her smile returned and she twisted her fingers around his, gently tangling them together. His heart beat hard against his chest and he waited for her answer, balanced on the edge of falling and desperate to hear if there was anything that he could do to make her see that he loved her and that things between them could be heaven if she gave him a chance.
â€œYou donâ€™t need to convince me. Iâ€™m not nervous about that.â€ She stroked his hands and looked up into his eyes. Her dark brown ones were full of honesty. She had looked at him so openly several times tonight and each had taken his breath away. Sometimes he had even fooled himself that he saw love in her eyes and that she was going to say that she wanted to be with him, and now it felt as though he was on the precipice of that happening. â€œIâ€™m nervous about tomorrow.â€
â€œYou will be safe here with Serenity.â€
She smiled. â€œNo… not for me… for you, Lukas.â€
The sound of his name on her lips stirred his heart and he wrapped his fingers around hers, holding them tightly.
â€œI will be fine. I am stronger than Serenity thinks. It is true that I am vulnerable to temptation but I will not surrender to it. Nothing can take me away from you, Annelie. I will come back.â€
He wasnâ€™t sure what to do when she released his hands and threw her arms around his neck, burying her face against it. He flexed his fingers and then wrapped his arms around her, holding her close. She sighed into his throat, her warm breath teasing him, and he closed his eyes. It felt more than good to have her back in his arms. It was bliss. It was the first clear sign of her intent to give him the chance he so desperately wanted with her.
Lukas held her close and rubbed her back, hoping to soothe her. He risked it and turned his head towards her and pressed a kiss to her hair. She didnâ€™t push him away. He kissed her again and she murmured his name against his throat.
â€œIt has been a long day. You should get some sleep. I will take the floor.â€ He stilled, waiting to hear what she would say. She had to answer this time. He had to know where this was heading and whether she really was going to choose to be with him. It had been torture to be so close to her all day and not be able to act on his feelings for fear of scaring her away with them. He had wanted to hold her close so many times, to kiss her breathless and make sweet love to her. He had wanted everything theyâ€™d had in their night together.
Annelie emerged from his arms, her brown eyes dark with her wide pupils, and stroked her fingers down his chest.
â€œI donâ€™t want you to sleep on the floor.â€ Her fingers brushed across his white shirt and down his arms, curling around his biceps.
â€œWhat do you want?â€ He held her gaze, needing to see it in her eyes when she said it so he would believe her and believe that this was happening.
Her shy smile stole his heart.
â€œI want you.â€
Lukas couldnâ€™t resist her then. He caught her around the waist, pulled her against him, and kissed her. She rewarded him sweetly for his courage, her lips dancing over his, stirring the passion that had lingered inside him since he had made love to her. He wanted to do that again, this time knowing that she was aware of what he was and everything was out in the open.
Her tongue swept over his lower lip and he touched it with his, encouraging her to let go of the restraint he could feel in her and embrace her passion as she had done before. She moaned and stroked her tongue along the length of his, teasing him and luring him into deepening the kiss. She surprised him by pushing against his shoulders. He fell back onto the bed, her body on his, and her breasts squashed against his arm and chest. Their kiss turned heated and she giggled when her teeth knocked his and then sat back.
Lukas stared at the ceiling, breathing hard and silently begging her to come back to him. He wanted to kiss her again, needed to feel her body on his, and hungered to be inside her.
He groaned when she stripped her t-shirt off, revealing her bra-clad breasts, and tried to grab her. She evaded him, hopped from the bed, and tortured him by shimmying out of her jeans. Too much. He reached for her again but she smiled and shook her head. His anger over her teasing disappeared the moment the stood over him at the foot of the bed, between his legs. She smiled wickedly.
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!
Her Fallen Angel
An angel accused of a crime he didnâ€™t commit, Lukas has been cast out of Heaven and sentenced to live in the mortal world. For three years, heâ€™s searched for a way to prove his innocence, and for three years, heâ€™s been falling for a beautiful mortal female. When Heaven strips him of his wings, Lukas seeks solace in alcohol, but finds it in Annelieâ€™s arms.
Annelie fell for Lukas the moment he walked into her bar. The tall, sensual blond sets her heart on fire with his otherworldly green eyes and wicked smile, but heâ€™s seriously out of her league. A single heated kiss unleashes Annelieâ€™s passion and she seizes her chance and Lukas with both hands, but in the light of day she discovers that heâ€™s not the man she thought he wasâ€”heâ€™s an angel.
Lukas will stop at nothing to prove both his innocence and his love for Annelie, but when he discovers who framed him and she ends up caught in the crossfire, will he be strong enough to protect the woman he loves and fly away with her into their forever after?
You can get your hands on the first book in this series, HER DARK ANGEL, for FREE right now on selected Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks Stores. Find out more at my Paranormal Romance Ebook Offers page.
If you haven’t had a chance to read any of the books in the Her Angel romance series yet, they’re all available at major ebook retailers and in paperback, and you can find the links and samples of the books at my website:
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #1)
Her Fallen Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #2)
Her Warrior Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #3)
Her Guardian Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #4)
Her Demonic Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #5)
Her Wicked Angel (Her Angel Romance Series #6) – Coming September 21st 2013!