Snippet Saturday!

This week’s theme is “an author favorite scene” and, man, do I have a bunch of those. Since my second Harlequin Intrigue, NIGHT MOVES, officially comes out Tuesday (June 8th – and, yes, you should go buy it), I thought I’d pick a scene from that one.


Liam didn’t know Maura’s level of experience, but he assumed she was slim in that department. She went to college before she could drive, got her doctorate degrees before she could legally drink. That sort of detachment from her age group had an impact.

But, damn, the woman could kiss. The way her arms folded around him and her fingers brushed up his back, he knew she wasn’t afraid. For a few seconds her focus was on him and he wasn’t about to let that get past him.

Sliding along the sheets, he moved down until his lips found her jaw. He kissed in a line until his mouth hovered at the base of her neck. Her skin smelled like flowers. It was the same scent that hit him when she threw the bathroom door open earlier. He didn’t know what was in those motel bottles, but it turned to sweetness on the rounded tops of her breasts.

She switched from skimming her fingers through his hair to yanking on a few strands. “Smithfield Enterprises,” she mumbled against his lips.

From the combination of tugging and nonsense words, his head shot up. “What did you say?”

“That’s it.”

Even in the darkness he could see her bright smile. But that didn’t mean he had any idea what was happening. “What the hell are you talking about?”

She shoved against his shoulders. “Get up.”

She had to be kidding. Had to. “Now?”

Her face went blank when she lifted her hips and pressed her lower body hard against his. “Oh.”

“Yeah, oh.”

She bit on her lower lip. “You’re a good kisser.”

“Apparently not good enough to keep your mind from traveling all over the place.” And boy did that piss him off.

“But you did it.”

“No, but I was trying to.”

She waved off his concerns. At this distance, she actually smacked her hand against his chin by accident. “It was something you said.”

“My mouth was busy doing something other than talking.”

“Uh, yeah.” She swallowed and looked like she took a smile with it.

He couldn’t believe she didn’t notice how serious he was. “Let me get this straight. We were all over each other, kissing and touching and getting into it, and you’re stopping to talk about your boss.”

She gnawed on her lower lip. “Is that weird?”

He shifted his weight, feeling each warmed muscle groan in frustration as his body left hers. “A little bit, but strangely I’m not surprised.”

Be Sure To Visit Today’s Other Snippeters!

Lauren Dane
Vivian Arend
Jody Wallace
Eliza Gayle
Mari Carr
TJ Michaels
Shelley Munro
Shelli Stevens

11 Responses to “Snippet Saturday!”

  1. Nice excerpt sounds like a great book!

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt very much, would love to read the book.

  3. Enjoyed the excerpt and eager to read more.

  4. Great excerpt and congratulations on the new book!

  5. What a great snippet. It makes me want to read more.

  6. Great excerpt. Love your books.

  7. Wow! Great excerpt. I love that way her mind works… mine is always running too! Looks like I am going to have to pick this up.

  8. Thanks everyone! I hope you enjoy the book.

  9. I can’t wait to read it. Loved meeting you this past weekend.

  10. Enjoyed the excerpt, it made me laugh!
    Will be looking for this book in the store
    tonight! Sometime the books are put on
    the shelves the night before Release Day!
    Good Luck!

    Pat Cochran

  11. 😉 Helen not only your snippet but your Snippeters were GREAT! Congratulations on this new book.

    Susan L

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