SHIFT INTO PASSION
This summer two exciting new shifter books in bestselling series hit the shelves. SHATTERED EMOTIONS, Book 5 in the Redwood Pack series & DIAMOND DUST, book 3 in the Takhini Wolves.
Carrie Ann Ryan and Vivian Arend have joined forces to bring you a few tidbits from their books. Take a minute, and we hope you enjoy!
The theme for this post?
Viv Arend: Let’s talk about 1st kisses. Not ours…our characters!
Carrie Ann Ryan: Let’s see. I was 13. The guy had braces… Oh.
Viv Arend: lol! Oh man, kissing with braces, THAT was fun.
Carrie Ann Ryan: In an “OMG that hurts” sort of way.
Viv Arend: Especially when you BOTH have them! Good thing our shifters don’t wear braces. What’s your favourite kind of 1st kiss for your characters?
Carrie Ann Ryan: For these two characters I wanted soft. They NEEDED soft. Usually I like them hard and against a wall without taking a breath, but Mad and Ellie needed soothing first.
Viv Arend: Yes, they totally did. That kiss was perfect for them! I find my characters always do the opposite of what I think they’re going to do. Like out of the blue that ‘about to consume you’ turns into the gentlest caress. Hmmmmm.
Carrie Ann Ryan: I agree. At first I didn’t know if Maddox or Ellie would ever move on from softness. Boy was I wrong. *blushes*
Viv Arend: Heheh. Blushing is good. I was surprised by Caroline and Tyler in that Tyler ended up being far more gentle then he seemed at the start. Love surprises like that
Carrie Ann Ryan: Oh yes! Though that Tyler. *whew* I loved how he turned out.
Viv Arend: …and Caroline loved how he turned out as well, so it’s all good! On to the kisses?
Carrie Ann Ryan: Oh yeah.
He was done talking, done with words and all that they meant. He needed to taste her, to feel her in his arms.
He ran a hand through her hair, loving the soft feel in his hands. She leaned forward but didn’t say anything, didn’t breath. Maddox moved closer, letting his lips barely brush hers, the soft feel almost his undoing. He moved his head side to side so their lips gently touched each other’s then pressed harder, loving the way she melted against him, her mouth parting ever so slightly.
He let his tongue barely trace her lips, teasing, testing, then opened her mouth farther, blending her moan with his own. He knew she needed softness, and he’d be the one to give it to her—even if it hurt to hold back.
Her mouth parted wider, and his tongue tangled with hers, their kiss deepening, their breath quickening. He pulled back, nibbling on her lips, moving his mouth along her chin to her ear. She turned her head to the side so he could nibble down her neck to the place where he’d mark her when they were ready.
He traced his lips back through his trail until he met her mouth, kissing her softly, wordlessly.
His wolf howled in pleasure, and he pulled back, cupping her face so he could look her in the eyes.
“Slowly,” he whispered, his voice shaky.
“Slowly,” she agreed, her lips partially swollen from his kisses.
Hell, slowly would kill him, but he needed to give her a chance to back out—something that would also kill him.
A promise meant nothing without the threat to break it up on its trail, and he wouldn’t let her hurt for him. They’d find a way to make it work.
They had to.
She turned in the doorway. “There we go. Safely home. Thanks for the lovely evening, and we’ll be in—”
He twisted her to the side and pinned her to the wall. Frustration, hunger—it all came together in one moment of need that had to be answered.
“Maybe it’s the fact you can take care of yourself that makes you so damn attractive.”
He wrapped one hand around the back of her head, the other at her hip as he kept her completely under his control. He caught her with her mouth open as he kissed her. A rush of excitement roared through him at her taste, and his bear finally settled in satisfaction.
She hesitated, and he wondered if his balls were in danger, then she thrust her fingers into his hair and dove wholeheartedly into the kiss. Tongues tangling, bodies pressed tightly together. She wrapped a leg around his thigh, opening her body to him. He used both hands to lift her, lining up their mouths better while easing his erection between her thighs.
Caroline groaned as his lips left hers, kissing his way along her jaw to her neck. The sound fluttered as he took hold of her earlobe and sucked lightly.
“How hard did I hit my damn head this morning?” Her muttered complaint was negated by the fisted grasp she maintained on his hair, holding him to her throat. She was nearly purring with satisfaction as he tasted her skin.
He licked, once, and her full-body shiver made the hair on his arms stand on end with the desire to take more.
To hell with restraint, he wanted to take it all.
Giveaway: Winners choice of backlist ebook in the series (one from Carrie Ann’s Redwood series & one from Vivian’s Takhini series.) For a chance to win, just leave a comment below. Good luck!