Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Moment by Nichelle Gregory

The Moment
By Nichelle Gregory
Ahhh! Spring is near. After a cold and snowy winter, I can hardly wait to crack open all the windows and leave my coat behind. It's the season of renewal and many say it's the time for love. There must be something about the warmer temps, fresh air and sunshine that makes one heart more receptive to another.
Remember the moment when you first fell in love? The heady joy, the giddiness and wonderment of giving your heart to another is an experience most of us cherish. It doesn't matter whether that first love remained strong or fizzled; the singular moment is never forgotten because your heart has been changed forever.
The feelings one experiences while in the throes of a new romance could be compared to any wonder drug claiming to cure weight gain, tiredness, depression and much more. Think about it...you don't indulge in your favourite snack...you've got a date that you must look fab for on Friday night. What other time do you bounce out of bed ready to face the world with a secret smile and a song in your heart? Everything seems brighter, clearer and you're completely optimistic about well...everything!
That's the beauty of falling in love. That space of time when all is right in your world and the world around you...I call it the moment. If you're single and dating, you're trying to get to that moment. If you're in a relationship no doubt you're trying to figure out how to stay in that moment, but I don't think you can ever recapture the intense emotions experienced at the very beginning.
Hopefully, those extreme feelings of ardour mature, shift and blossom to become something even more profound and special...something lasting and just as fulfilling to the heart and soul as those first few weeks of falling in love.
I think that's why I love writing erotic romance. Readers get the chance to experience being passionately, lustfully, head or heels crazy-in-love through the characters in the story. That's the gift of all well written romances and the draw for me as an avid reader myself. Plus, you know the characters in the book are going to get their happily ever after. Wouldn't it be nice if real life romances came with a happily ever after guarantee? I know...ridiculous fantasy. Thank goodness for erotic romances...fantasies welcome!
You can fall in love with Nia and Quin in my latest release Hearts & Diamonds from Total E-Bound! Here's the blurb:
Passion sparks the moment Nia Sanders unknowingly meets federal agent Quin Rios.
Nia Sanders knows diamonds. She appreciates and envies the heart-felt emotions of her customers buying them. When federal agent, Quin Rios saves her life in the middle of a violent jewel heist, she finds herself attracted to the sensual possibilities beneath his uber professional, self-contained persona.
Determined to keep her safe as he solves the case, Quin can't let his attraction to Nia distract him. The heat of their fiery passion consumes them as they both struggle to control their emotions...neither are prepared to lose their heart.

Excerpt:
Nia gasped as her mouse slipper slipped beneath her and she stumbled towards Quin. The water hit him seconds before she fell to her knees in front of him. “I am so sorry.” She blinked in sheer mortification as the liquid seeped into the dark fabric on his thighs. Her gaze drifted further up his leg to see the unmistakable bulge inches away from her.

“It’s okay.”

Nia dragged her eyes up from his pants to meet his heated gaze. “No, it’s not.”

Quin ran his finger down the tip of her nose. “It is. I needed to cool off anyway.”

A ribbon of desire coursed along every nerve ending in her body as he stood up and offered both hands. “Let me help you up.”

She took them, visualising an actual spark of electricity from his touch as he yanked her up from the ground. “Thanks, Quin.” She lifted her chin, saw the same longing in his eyes and something twisted in her stomach as they stared at one another. She laced her fingers with his as time stood still. “Kiss me.”

The whispered request shocked her. She waited with baited breath for him to move, her words, her heart lay before him. Just when she would’ve pulled away, he groaned and pulled her against his chest.

His hands skimmed up her arms, into her hair as he kissed her. She melted into him, wrapped her arms around his neck and welcomed his fierce kiss. He took over and she wanted him to. Her moan of pleasure only encouraged him to delve deeper, tasting and stroking her tongue as he backed her up against the dining room wall. She could barely breathe, lost in the rhythm of his masterful kisses. One hand left her hair to cup her ass, kneading the soft curve beneath her dress. She ran her hands through his hair, loving the feel of the thick texture between her fingers as he pressed his hard cock against her belly.
“You’re so sexy,” Quin said, breaking away to look down at her.

“Ditto.” She closed her eyes as he claimed her lips again, this time in a soft, sensual caress that left her boneless. He ended the kiss and her body craved more.

“Quin…” She sighed as his lips brushed her temple.

“Nia—”

The shrill sound of her phone ringing broke the moment, stopped her from making another brazen request of his body. She pulled away from his embrace to reach for the handheld laying on the dining room table.

“Hello?”

“I needed those diamonds.”

Nia froze.

The cold voice on the other end of the line was unmistakable.

“Tess?” She whipped around to look at Quin already on alert as he tapped his watch and indicated for her to keep on talking. “Where are you?”

“Closer than you think.”

The line went dead as Nia stared at Quin. She handed him the phone in a daze.

“What did she say?”

“She said she ‘needed’ those diamonds. I think she threatened me.”

“Tell me exactly what she said.” He took out his cell as she repeated the conversation. She watched him for a second, noting how easy it was for him to shift gears. Could he really have just given her the best damn kisses of her life? One wouldn’t think it’d happened now as he relayed what had happened and gave out orders to whoever was on the other line.

Author Bio:
Nichelle Gregory has been in love with books and writing since middle school. A lover of the arts, she enjoys anything that embraces the creative nature within us all. Bringing believable characters to life that thrill and excite her readers is a challenge that continues to push Nichelle. She loves creating stories involving super sexy alpha heroes with divine heroines in magical, exotic, and fantastic scenarios. So, gone on . . . Indulge your secret fetishes and desires!  Visit her website http://www.nichellegregory.com and blog http://www.simplysexystories.blogspot.com

4 comments:

Savannah Chase said...

The story sounds like a really great read. I must say nothing beats the feeling of being in love.

Janice said...

Yeah, well, we thought we were having an early spring here in California, but today we're in the middle of a storm.

Have a great weekend and I wish you many sales on your wonderful new book.

Janice~

Nichelle Gregory said...

Hello, Savannah! I agree, those first tender moments of falling in love are so sublime!

Janice,

So sorry Mother Nature isn't cooperating! Thanks so much for the best wishes! ;-)

Kathleen said...

Hey Tess, have a couple of aspirins or your own favorite pain reliever and know that your feelings are shared by me. Good for you for articulating them so well. Had I said what you said it would have be summarized by my saying 'America, pull your head out and stop letting fanatics, religious or otherwise run your life and TELL you what to think'. I'm a veteran and I absolutely despise what these so called Christians are doing at military funerals. There is a culture of meaness going on throughout our country right now and it's very disturbing. It is certainly not Christian, rather it is demonic. The only solution is to vote the jerks back out of office and start listening to the voice of moderation in this country as well as common sense.

Thanks for the opportunity to comment.