by Krissy Daniels
Thank you so much for having me. Yay! This is my very first guest post. Aflame is my first book. And I’m writing this after receiving my first not-so-nice review. But never mind that. In honor of all these firsts, I’d like to talk about an important first in a girls life as well as in any romance novel.
Get your minds out of the gutter. I’m not talking about the mattress mambo. I’m talking about the first kiss. And no, not the one that happened in middle school where you smashed lips against your crush-of-the-week behind the bleachers, or in the basement of Jimmy What’s-His-Name during a game of Spin the Bottle.
I’m talking about that smooch that made your toes curl. That kiss that made you, for the first time, feel like a W.O.M.A.N. That first lip-lock with a real man. Do you remember yours? I do. Man, oh man, do I ever. There’s never been another like it, and every time I write or read a first-kiss scene, I’m sucked back to that one night and that one kiss that I will forever measure all other kisses against.
Mine looked something like this. No joke. Brick wall, rain and all.
For days and days, I felt like this.
Thats the beauty of romance. We can go back to these special moments in time over and over. We get to experience them through someone else’s eyes. Although in every book, the scene, the dialogue, the mood and actions are different, the reader gets to relive the special memories, the thrills, and the emotion.
For a small period of time, we’re that twenty-something girl again blossoming into a full-blown, sensual woman. How freakin’ cool is that?
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Kensington/Lyrical Press
Date of Publication: April 7, 2014
Number of pages: 218
Word Count: 73,000
Cover Artist: Renee Rocco
To save her soul, he’ll let her burn.
Grayce has been on the run for years. Having escaped an abusive relationship with a violent psychopath, she is trying to rebuild her life one small step at a time. Things are going well until Zander crosses her path, badass and sexy as hell. His presence awakens heated desires she long ago buried. Last thing Grayce wants is a man, and the way her body reacts to Zander scares her more than the threat of being found.
Tyr will do anything to get his little dove back. She is a Beacon, and her raw, burning energy gives him power and strength. More than the evil that already compels him. But a blond giant of a man hovers protectively around her. No matter. He’ll play with him too.
When Zander rescues Grayce from Tyr’s first attempt to reclaim her, he reveals his superhuman abilities. Power that Grayce also has, but has yet to understand. As predestined soul mates, Zander must help Grace control her rage before her fire threatens to destroy everyone and everything in her path. But his true challenge is more than that—to show her it’s possible to trust and love again.
CONTENT WARNING: Hot sex with a foul-mouthed firecracker.
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With bare hands splayed across the open wounds, Grayce squeezed her eyes closed and prayed for control. Begged. Pleaded to a God she’d never before acknowledged.
Chelsea needed time to get away.
Grayce prayed for Chelsea, prayed for Zander. Prayed they wouldn’t die because of her.
Her wits slipped away. Raw emotion drove her actions now. Blood covered her arms. Her lips throbbed with the remnants of his kiss. A kiss that felt like goodbye. He couldn’t die. The primal need to protect him overwhelmed her senses.
“Take me,” she implored. “Take me instead.”
Hell’s own fire coursed through her veins. Savage. Brutal. Pissed off.
She would’ve sold her soul at that moment to keep him alive. Zander didn’t deserve this. She did.
Earth and grass swirled and gyrated, turned to ash around her. Her small fingers stretched across his bloodied and shredded skin. Her insides boiled. Her skin bubbled and vibrated with indignant protest.
He said he loved her, now he was dying. Why? What kind of cruel, sadistic joke was this, anyway? Violent trembles overtook her as an earthquake made its way through her body from the inside out.
“I will not let you die.”
Krissy is a full time writer, reader and lover of all things romance.
As a child surrounded by the great outdoors, life was full of adventure that fueled an overactive imagination and ignited a passion for storytelling. Whether it be dolls, or running free through the wooded areas surrounding her home, playtime always included a tormented villain, a damsel in dis-tress and a larger than life hero.
After relentless encouragement from friends and family, she finally put the characters in her head to pen and paper. The only thing she loves more than curling up with a steamy romance novel, is cozying up to her desk and writing her own sexy adventures to share with others.
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