Welcome to My Sexy Saturday, week #81.
This week's theme is about my sexy addiction, about the time you knew you were in love. Regardless of the time or place, you just - knew.
Below is an excerpt from Shadowed Origins, second in the Anath series.
Under her palm, Taylor’s freshly-shaven jaw held the strength present in his aura. She wanted that type of power, wanted to feel safe in whatever path her life took. She’d spend years earning it. Yet now she sat beside the man who possessed the knowledge and patience to help her.
And he wanted her, not to use her, but to know every aspect of her heart and soul, help her collect the shattered pieces and weave a new magic, a new direction. A world in which they belonged together could be more than a dream.
The faint aroma of his aftershave floated to her nostrils. After meandering through her system, it seemed to set up camp in every sensory fiber. She felt as though he’d placed his mark on her for all time, one that transcended physical boundaries. This man wanted her, not for her talents, but for her very soul. “Kiss me now?” She whispered as she leaned forward and brought her lips to within inches of his.
“I don’t think you’re ready yet, Kyley. Give it time. You’ve been through a lot.” His breathing sounded harsher.
“This is what held me together while Roth tortured me. Just the thought of you made me strong.” To touch him reaffirmed life and future. She smoothed his shirt with her other hand, flexed her fingers against his chest, then pulled him closer. The same steel that molded his body to perfection gave her the security to hope for a better life. In that moment, a quiet certainty rose that he’d never give up on her.
A long groan rumbled from deep in his chest. The vibrations running under her fingers made her want...more.
In closing the last inch between them, she conquered fear and hesitancy and fanned the hope for a better future. Touching her lips to his equaled a trip to heaven. Inexperienced in the gentle demonstrations of caring, she had no idea how to do this right. Yet his strength became hers, his courage flowed through her veins. She’d follow her heart. His soft firm lips molded to hers.
Shadowed Origins Blurb
The road to freedom is rarely an easy journey.
Following a lifetime of captivity and torture, fate tosses Kyley into a world of freedom and opportunities, danger and espionage. During her inspirational journey, discovery of life’s offerings shores up her determination to conquer the fears that keep her from exploring a world where romance is more than a fantasy.
Her continued hard-won freedom hinges on the abilities of the paranormal group that rescued her. Always looking over her shoulder, she knows Roth must reacquire her to complete his plan for mass annihilation and anarchy.
Taylor’s telekinesis and special-ops training granted him seamless passage to work with Kenner’s paranormal unit. When he rescues a young waif from the clutches of her psychopathic guardian, he’s unprepared for the emotional backlash created by their connection.
The knowledge that her emotional baggage includes years of abuse dictates he help her conquer her triggers and fears. Aware she’s not encountered a kind touch, much less any expression of passion, he represses his own desires in order to teach her that not all physical contact includes pain. He longs to free her adventurous streak and inspire her to achieve emotional as well as physical confidence.
Since being adopted by her psychic warriors as a kid from the streets, Kiera’s never doubted her place in life or the direction of her path. Her unusual upbringing included weapons training, unique fighting skills, and how to maximize her paranormal abilities. After pulling Carlin, a computer prodigy, from death’s grasp, she learns you don’t always get to choose whom you love. Her destiny is twofold. Protect Carlin from the monster who wants to destroy the USA and find her mate—a man who will save her life, more than once.
A chance meeting between Kiera and Kyley sets off a chain of events they couldn’t prepare for and might not survive. Can the girls work together and prevent Roth from destroying the ones they love?