Tuesday, March 8

Release Day Party: MEEEEE

I want to thank the authors who have joined me today. They have all been wonderful about me having to move over here. And thanks to all of your for following. Remember, everyone will get entered for each time they comment or answer a question your name goes into the hat. Make sure you hit all the posts! I will post the winners tomorrow morning!

So, I had a release. I am super excited about this release. Historicals are a love of mine. They are my favorite genre to read so having books released in it is a dream come true. I know I have a few die hard historical fans out there. I do plan on writing Joanna's story, or finishing it because it is started. But, what will help is a strong showing so be sure to review/rate the book. Higher ratings, or at least having one or two reviews places, helps the sales and will help me convince my editor I should do another one:)  I do really appreciate any help you all give me to get the word out there about my books.  No prize for this one in particular, just another chance to get your name in the hat for the 100 GC!

Here is the blurb and excerpt of my very favorite scene from the book. Daniel made me sigh many times, but this one made me melt.

The Spy Who Loved Her --Once Upon an Accident, Book 3
To keep her safe, he will not only have to risk his life, but also his heart.
Lady Anna was once considered the catch of the season. Now, three years after she fell for a man who tried to murder her cousin, she eases her guilt with charity work at an orphanage. Until her mother insists she do her duty.
Attending her cousin’s ball is irritating enough. It’s her one dance with Daniel, the unscrupulous Earl of Bridgerton, that rubs her nerves raw. And oddly leaves her senses on the edge of arousal.
The ton sees Daniel as a scoundrel. In truth, like centuries of Bridgertons before him, he leads a vast network of spies, protecting England from her worst enemies. His resolve never to marry means the one woman he’s always wanted—Lady Anna—is off limits. Especially now that his father’s murderer is coming after him as well.
At first, Anna wonders if Daniel was put on this earth just to annoy her. It’s only when she finds him injured that his mask begins to fall away—and so do the barriers between them. But their flaring passion puts her right where Daniel didn’t want her. Next on a killer’s list.

Warning: This book contains spies, musicales, men who think they know everything, women who know they do not, naughty liaisons, matchmaking mamas, and a seduction that will curl your toes.
EXCERPT

For a moment, every thought in Anna’s mind dissolved except for one. Daniel was kissing her. His mouth firmly moved over hers, his breath feathered over her skin. In the next instant she felt his tongue glide over her lips. The intimacy of the contact caused her to gasp again. He took full advantage of her parted lips and slipped his tongue inside.
Warmth spiraled through her veins, her head spun. He cupped her face as he slanted his mouth over hers, taking complete and absolute possession. She stopped resisting and just allowed herself to feel. His gloved hands were warm against her flesh, his mouth hot, wet. She could taste the brandy he had drunk earlier. She mimicked his movements by slipping her tongue into his mouth, along his. He groaned and pulled her against him. The heat of him was just amazing. It seeped through her clothes, warmed her. But it was not enough. She needed to be closer, needed to feel his body next to hers.
Without breaking the kiss, he pulled her onto his lap. He balanced her weight with one hand at her back. He slid the other down to cup her breast. His fingers moved over her nipple. It tightened painfully.
She should be shocked to her toes, but she could not seem to gather the thoughts to do so. His fingers glided over the sheer fabric of her bodice and she was lost. She arched against his hand as he continued to kiss her. She did not even protest when he tugged on the delicate fabric and her breast sprang free.
Cold air rushed over her skin, but the next moment, his hand slipped over it. He enticed her, his tongue calling to her, sending waves of heat sparking through her entire body. He continued to seduce her as his fingers moved over her nipple, teasing her. Heat gathered low in her belly and tugged at something she knew had to be lust.
When he tore his mouth away, she opened her mouth to protest, but it ended on a moan as he set his mouth to the column of her neck. As he kissed his way down, she felt the nip of his teeth, the flat of his tongue against her pulse. But he did not stop there. He leaned her back as he continued his way down until he replaced his hand with his mouth.
Shocked and more than a little embarrassed, she pressed her hands against his shoulders but soon found herself slipping her fingers through his hair and urging him on. He moved his tongue over the tip of her nipple, the scrape of his teeth…
She needed to stop this before both of them regretted it. In the next instant, she shivered as he sucked the entire nipple into his mouth.
“Danny.”
He lifted his head and looked at her. The heat in his eyessent a shiver of panic through her. It was too much, almost too overwhelming.
“Say it.” His tone dripped with desire.
She shifted on his lap as her most secret of places dampened, throbbed.
“Say what?”
“My name, say it again. Just like you did.”
She drew in a deep breath. “Danny.”
His eyes grew more intense, the rigid lines in his face more distinct.
He practically growled as he pulled down the rest of her top and bared her other breast. Without preamble, he set about driving her mad in the same manner. Warmth rolled through her, over her nerve endings.
Everything that had gathered in her stomach tightened, then dropped between her legs. The pressure caused her to shift again on his lap. This time she felt his hardened manhood against her hip. She stilled as he groaned. Embarrassed, she felt another kind of heat fill her face.
“Oh, Danny, I’m sorry if I hurt you.”
He looked at her, a wry smile playing about his lips. The look made him look years younger.
“Anna, you didn’t hurt me.” He took her face in his hands and drew her near. The molten gold in his eyes shined with admiration and honesty. “You destroyed me.”
The utter surrender in his voice made her heart turn over. “Danny.”
“Shhh.” This time when he kissed her, it was gentle, almost loving. Her throat closed up at the tender look in his eyes. By the time he pulled back, he was not the only one destroyed.

20 comments:

*yadkny* said...

Congrats Melissa on the release! I absolutley need to read more historicals and this one looks and sounds great:) I post all of my reviews on Goodreads and I'm wishing lots of luck and awesome reviews on your books!

yadkny@hotmail.com

Colleen said...

Major congrats on your newest release Melissa! Had fun today, finding some new authors to read... all of the books sound great!

Brandy W said...

Congratulations on your release. I loved SPY and am so ready for more.

flchen1 said...

Mel, I LOVE that warning! The rest of the book is just as fabulous--happy release day, and thanks for celebrating it with all of us!

jeanette8042 said...

Congrats on your release! I'm loving the blurb and excerpt!

Jordan H. said...

Congrats Melissa!! This sounds fantastic, I love historicals and I love your books which means I'm super excited to read this one *grins*

Sheri said...

Congrats on the release. I love historicals, they are always my fall back books to read.

Modokker said...

Congrats on your release Melissa. I'm about 3/4 thru this book and love it so far. I didn't realize it was part of a series so i'll have to look into the previous two books for those stories. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lisa B

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Congratulations! I totally started out on historicals as a teen and they still hold a warm place in my heart bringing me back to days lounging on the living room rug with no responsibilities! LOL

Munk said...

Got mine and I'm loving it! We all know I've been waiting on this book.

Janis Frisch said...

Almost done with your book. It is so goooooood!!!

Amy S. said...

Congrats on the new release! Sounds great!

amysmith98@gmail.com

elaing8 said...

Congrats on the release. Loved the blurb.Thanks for sharing.
elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

Karrie* said...

I look forward to reading this!!!

rodgers.shelli said...

im gonna have to get that lol i love how the excert ends. has me wanting to read more

Chele Blades said...

Congrats again!!! I am total love this series and hope for more!!!!

I post what i hope was a good review on Goodreads...because I know I enjoyed Anna & Daniel story but I was hooked with the first book!

respectfully a fan

Mariee said...

Congrats on your new release! Great excerpt.

marieimy (at) gmail (dot) com

Just Call me RED! said...

Yikes....this sounds really good. I am not used to historicals but I am going to add this one to my list of goodies....

Brandi said...

Congrats on your new release! I loved your harmless series I could' t put them down. When I finished with one, I quickly picked up the next in the series to find out what happened next. Cant wait to read your new series!

Mitchellashlyn@yahoo.com

LKap said...

I can't wait to read this!!!

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