Friday, July 5, 2013

Excerpt/Giveaway: Demanding Ransom by Megan Squires

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.




Demanding Ransom
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.
Teaser Excerpt
“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 into place.
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 now.”
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 right now.
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 

About the Author
Megan 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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24 Comments:

At July 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you are welcome and yeah the eye candy is nom! LOL I read this one and enjoyed it,.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM , Anonymous Ashley Montgomery said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the eye candy and quotes. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I enjoyed it and will share my review in August

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:58 PM , Anonymous Danielle Chapman said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:59 PM , Anonymous Ellen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. Love the excerpt!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 8:59 PM , Anonymous Jennifer Bielman said...

Love the excerpt. Endearing and sexy. and the eye candy was nice. :)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM , Anonymous kindlemom1 said...

Oh, I definitely think I need to meet Ran!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I read this and will share a review in August, but agree NA is hot right now:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM , Anonymous Trish Hannon said...

Sounds good, I love NA right now.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

oh yeah Ransom is yummy, look for my review in August:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Toni @ My Book Addiction said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Love the eye candy :D Thanks for sharing the excerpt, too! Adding this to my TBR.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Lindy this was a fun read:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Agreed, I enjoyed reading this.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Jaclyn Canada said...

The want to lick my lips comment was really funny! Thank you so much for sharing the excerpt and the teaser picture. He's certainly nice eye-candy. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Lindy Gomez said...

Great Excerpt! Thanks for sharing Kimba! This book sounds very swoon-worthy!


Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

thanks Christy, my review will post in August:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM , Anonymous Christy (Love of Books) said...

Oooo sounds good!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

Ran is H-O-T hot! I read this and loved it *review to post in August*

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I have already read it and enjoyed it..and oh yes love the eye candy!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

you are welcome, I enjoyed this book:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

right!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous kimbacaffeinate said...

I've already read it and so enjoyed it! review to post in August:)

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous Lauren said...

Ooh sexy teaser! I've been hearing a lot about this book lately, and I've definitely been curious, but now I'm DEFINITELY going to be reading this. *fans self* Thanks for sharing!

 
At July 17, 2013 at 9:09 PM , Anonymous Jenea Whittington said...

Holy teaser steaminess... Love it... thanks for sharing it.

 

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