Sunday, 22 July 2012

Kiss from Harlequin

This weekend I'm final editing Harlequin - only six days now until release, yay! - and just came across this scene where Harley and Quinn are rediscovering their feelings for each other after having split up a while ago. I think it's lovely so... Enjoy!

Something in Harley’s voice made Quinn look at him more closely. He took in the line between Harley’s eyebrows, the quiver of those lush lips.
    “You’re going to be okay,” he whispered and raised his hand to wipe the tears from Harley’s eyes. He thought he’d merely meant it as a comforting gesture, but when Harley tilted his head into the touch, Quinn realized it was the invitation he’d been hoping for all along. Leaning in, he trailed the moist line a tear had left with his lips, kissing it away as he followed it right to where it had pooled in the corner of Harley’s mouth.
The kiss was nothing but a tentative brush of skin at first, but Harley’s lips yielded willingly to allow Quinn’s tongue into the sweet warmth. The salt of Harley’s tears still lingered between them but was soon replaced by a different taste. A taste that had once been so wonderfully familiar. Harley loved kissing and was extremely good at it. Letting Quinn reacquaint himself with his mouth, his own tongue appeared occasionally to play, stroking and caressing Quinn’s in the most sensual way. Quinn’s husky groan was echoed by an equally aroused sound from Harley, one that went straight to Quinn’s groin. He became aware of Harley’s hands on his back and the strong arms around him that gently pulled him on top.
“Sure about this?” Quinn whispered into the kiss.
Letting go wasn’t really an option. Especially not when he could feel the hard prodding against his belly as Harley shifted underneath him and answered in a low growl, “Don’t care. I want you.”
Quinn gasped and abandoned his uncertainty when he felt the hand that rubbed him gently through the thin fabric of his pajama bottoms. It had been too long since he’d been with anybody, and his self-control around Harley had never been that good anyway. He’d be lucky to last more than a few minutes if Harley kept going at that pace, which he seemed to intend doing. Harley’s hips flexed, moving to create the friction they both needed while his hands roamed over Quinn’s body...

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                   Harlequin releases on July 28th and is available to pre-order at an amazing 15% discount
(offer ends midnight CST, August 4th, 2012)

They're an unlikely couple—Harley Sinclair, pilot and openly gay, likes fast cars, easy boys, and late nights. Quinn Lancaster, lawyer and deep in the closet, likes his life quiet with just that little bit of extra spice that engaging in a ménage with his wife, Miranda, and Harley adds. Neither of them can admit that there might be more to this affair than just indecently hot sex.
A lie soon breaks them apart, but when Miranda dies in an accident, Harley and Quinn are reunited by an even more unlikely couple—twin sons with different fathers. While Harley is willing to commit to the responsibility of having a family, Quinn's fear that accepting Harley at his side will destroy everything he has worked for keeps them apart. But when Harley makes the ultimate sacrifice, Quinn realizes that sometimes, what appears to be the worst case isn’t quite so bad after all…

Oh, and since this is a kiss, I've added it to Victoria Blisse's Sunday Snogs - go check out Victoria's and many other lovely snogs here:
Don't be surprised - Victoria's celebrating Blissemas in July, and she's giving away a $50 e-book voucher (check her website for terms and conditions!)


  1. Hi, I just saw your blurb and Harlequin looks interesting. One quick question, what does "twin sons with different fathers" mean? Is it Harley and Quinn each have kids with other partners or something else?

    Sorry, I love kid!fic, but that sentence was confusing. Thanks!

    1. Hi Lasha,

      Thanks for stepping by and pointing out that sometimes, what an author thinks makes perfect sense is not all that clear ;) Here's the solution: During the menage, Miranda ended up pregnant with twins - one fathered by Harley, one by Quinn...

      Hope that helps, any other questions, feel free to ask!

  2. Very sexy excerpt that has me wanting to read more. I enjoy menage stories and then you made it even better by going the m/m route. LOVE IT! And yes, I assumed that's how the twin thing came about, which makes for an intriguing dilemma. Thanks for being a part of Blissemas!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Congratulations on the book! Nice excerpt.


  4. Great excerpt and blurb! I've only read one other book where the heroine had twins with different fathers. I love how the title is about their names! Thanks for being part of Blissemass!


  5. Hi Sage,
    thank you for the chance at such a great giveaway. i love the cover, it's gorgeous and the book sounds wonderful. can't wait to see what happens next.

    tammy ramey