Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Rites of Spring Blog Hop - Pippa's Post

Welcome to the Rites of Spring Blog Hop! To celebrate, I'm sharing my hero's first kiss with you, from the heroine's point of view. At the end I'm offering a prize - a $5 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card AND a digital copy of my scifi romance short story Terms & Conditions Apply - if you can tell me what the hero asks of the heroine afterward. Please make sure you leave your email addy (in the format name at email dot com if you prefer) for your chance to win here. You'll then need to sign into the Rafflecopter at the end to say you've commented to be entered for the Grand Prizes - details on that at the end of the post. Good luck and enjoy!

   Everything melted away at the touch of his lips, at the hardness of his body molded to hers. His desire coursed through her and muted everything else, swamping her anger and purging her tears. Wrapped around it she felt his uncertainty. His conviction that he was unworthy of her. The self-loathing she had misread as revulsion directed at her. She had been so wrong.
   The kiss burned its way through her body, whispering in tongues of flame, telling her everything. That he wanted her. Needed her. That only his own doubts had held him back. How he had seen her as beautiful, without flaw, but so far beyond his reach he saw no reason to try.
   He shook as he held her. Still afraid of rejection, still afraid she could not, would never, feel for him as he did for her.
   Fresh tears filled her eyes. “Oh, Keir…”
   He broke the kiss then, drew back, fear etched across his face. But he did not let go.
   She brushed her hand against his cheek, saw hope ease the uncertainty from his eyes.
   “Forgive me, Quin,” he whispered, his voice low.
   She smiled then reached for his hand, held it tight in her own. Without another word she led him inside.

Keir, a science fiction romance available at... Lyrical Press Inc. | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Amazon US | Amazon UK | The Book Depository |Book Strand | All Romance eBooks |

So, the Grand Prizes for this hop are:

1st Grand Prize
Kindle Fire (international)

2nd Grand Prize
$50 gift certificate

Woo hoo! Don't forget, you must leave a comment with your email addy AND sign into the Rafflecopter to win the prizes, and for my prize it must be the answer to the question posed above. And to increase your chances, hop along to the other blogs listed below. :)

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  1. Thanks for participating, Pippa! :)

  2. Loved Keir!! Great excerpt to showcase! :D

  3. Thanks for participating, Pippa! :)

  4. Great excerpt, he asked for Quin to forgive him.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. Enjoyed the excerpt. He asked Quin to forgive him. Thanks for taking part in this hop.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. I truly love this excerpt from Keir. Have fun with the hop!

  7. He asked for forgiveness! Thanks for the hop!!

  8. An excellent excerpt, made me want to read more!

  9. He asked for Quin's forgiveness!


  10. He asked to be forgiven.


  11. I guess he's forgiven? lol


  12. What I love about Spring are the flowers. I love planting them and watching them bloom.

    Loved the tease. Keep writing so I can keep reading.

  13. He asks to be forgiven

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  14. He asked to be forgiven.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  15. He asked her to forgive him.


  16. ahhh....that was so sweet. He whispered “Forgive me, Quin.”
    Thanks for the giveaway & hop :)
    Missie Jones
    missie25524 (at) netzero (dot) com

  17. He asks for forgiveness.

    dreammie_angel at yahoo dot com

  18. He asks her to forgive him.

    anasmith1919 at gmail dot com

  19. He asks Quin to forgive him.
    I love Spring because of being able to open the house to air it out after Winter.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  20. He asks to be forgiven. <3
    I wish spring would get here already. It is almost April and is still freezing at night. Sigh....I love the smell of a spring morning after a fresh rain. I cannot wait!

    Best wishes,

  21. He asked her to forgive him. I love when men are a bit vulnerable:)
    Spring is a bit chilly to me but I absolutely love to see tiny green shoots poking up out of the ground

  22. He asks Quin to forgive him.
    Thank you for the chance!

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  23. He asked her: "Forgive me, Quin." It does make you wonder what more has happened between them.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  24. Thanks for the giveaway!

    He says: “Forgive me, Quin"


  25. I know I'm way late and the giveaways are all over. Oh well.

    Reading this again reminded me that this kiss is on my list of all-time favorite first kisses. It has everything in it a good kiss description should have. I love them all about the emotion instead of physical description. That gets boring real fast.


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