Today along with Kismits Tours I have and excerpt and giveaway to share from the new adult novel Demanding Ransom by Megan Squires . Enjoy and look for my review in late August.
by Megan Squires
Publication date: April 30, 2013
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
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Determined to move forward, Maggie embarks on her first year
of college, hoping to finally put her past behind her, exactly where it
belongs. But that’s hard to do when the present is just as difficult. And even
harder when someone like Ran, the gorgeous paramedic that keeps crossing
Maggie’s path, challenges her to face things head on, rather than bury them
like she always does. Ran hasn’t had a perfect life either. But there’s
something different about him, and something different about the way he makes
Maggie feel. Maybe meeting Ran is life’s little gift for Maggie—a sort of
consolation prize for enduring everything she's had to go through. But things
don’t come easy for Maggie. Why should love be the exception? And just when
everything starts to settle, it’s all turned on its head once again. If there
is one thing Ran has taught Maggie, it’s that you can’t sit on the sidelines of
your own existence. When life takes something that’s yours, you have every
right to demand it back. Only for Maggie, that is easier said than done.
“I think I’m in love with you,
Ran.” I thought I’d choke on the words, but the way they flow out of me—the way
they sound like they’ve always been there, right on the tip of my tongue, just
waiting for permission to finally be uttered—makes everything in my world fall
He hasn’t said anything, but
instead listened intently while I bared my soul, which honestly wasn’t as
terrifying as I’d envisioned it being. The way he looks at me right now, the
way I see everything I’ve just declared reflected in his eyes, melts something
deep in my core.
The water roils around us in the
hot tub and my heart pounds in my chest.
I swallow hard. “I’ve owed you
that for a long time, Ran.” I force out an insecure laugh.
The ball of muscle at the back of
his jaw tightens and he shakes his head, his indigo eyes strained. I feel the
rush of air that he pushes out as he says, “And I think I owe you something
Ran’s mouth collides against mine
with force and I bobble backward in the water, and I’m immediately shocked when
his lips give instantly, molding softly despite the rush of impact. The heat of
them, the supple way they feel, the way he inclines in with just the right
amount of pressure, steals all of my senses from me—all but the one involving
touch because that’s all I am now, just one exposed nerve ending that feels
every single movement of his mouth against mine echoed in every part of my body.
Sliding his hand out of the water
and up the curve of my bare spine, the wet tips of Ran’s fingers trail up my
back and Ran cups the base of my head in his palm gently, hooking his finger
into my hair that’s twisted there. It tumbles from its temporary hold and
spills across my shoulders, chilling them, but I’m all chills right now anyway,
so they make themselves at home with the rest.
Our lips haven’t parted and the
way Ran angles as he tugs my bottom lip into his mouth and then rotates his
head the other way to deepen the kiss more, makes me thankful I’m submerged in
water because everything in me goes limp and the water is the only thing that
keeps me afloat. If it weren’t for the buoyancy, I’d be a puddle on the ground
We both draw in air. We’re
probably just trading it back and forth between us, really. Everything feels
seamlessly synchronized as his lips tangle against mine. If there’s some kind
of ideal method for the way people are supposed to kiss, I’m one hundred
percent sure Ran has found the perfect formula. Like the necessary ingredients
are his mouth, my lips, and this exact moment in time, combined to create this
sensation that I didn’t know was possible, just by meshing two mouths together.
Eye Candy and Quotes
Squires lives with her husband and two children just outside of Sacramento,
California. A graduate from the University of California, Davis, Megan is now a
full-time mother, wife, and dreamer – though her characters don’t often give
her much opportunity to sleep.
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