Guest blog by BL Bonita, author of Dark Sun Rising
Thank you Love Romance Passion for having me here today! I thought I should do something a little different this time around during my book tour. I’m using a fun little game I saw on a friend’s blog and thought I’d try it out. You never know. Maybe you’ll discover something about me you never would’ve guessed!
Be sure to scroll down for a sexy excerpt and contest details below!
Four jobs I have worked:
- Greenhouse Laborer
- Fishing Guide
Four movies I could watch again and again:
- Any/All Indiana Jones
- Any/All Clint Eastwood Westerns
- Dances with Wolves
- Silence of the Lambs
Four TV Shows I watch:
- The Walking Dead
- Game of Thrones
- Mountain Men
- Anthony Bourdain – No Reservations
Four Authors I enjoy:
- Julie Garwood
- Lisa Kleypas
- Caroline Linden
- Celeste Bradley
Four websites I visit daily:
- Erotic Romance Publishers
- Absolute Write
- Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
- Dear Author
Four favorite foods:
- Steak & Eggs
- Finn Pancakes
- Coconut Cream Pie
Four places I’d rather be:
- In a log cabin in the woods
- At a private concert by Tina Turner
- A road trip across Europe
- Machu Picchu
And now I’d like to share my newest release with you…
Dark Sun Rising
His sin is the color of his skin. Her love is his salvation…and the greatest danger.
Life in a mountain town is hard for gently raised Charlotte Phillips, who has come to Hatchet Creek to help run her cousin’s emporium. When her cousin suddenly dies, she learns just how rough-and-tumble is the life of a business owner—especially when she steps in to stop the brutal whipping of a local colored man.
Avery Samms made the mistake of rejecting the advances of a married white woman, and he pays with the flesh on his back. With no doctor in town, he’s sure a slow agonizing death is his fate. Until a beautiful angel shocks everyone—especially Avery—by taking him home. Her heart may be in the right place, but now her business, even her very life, is in danger.
As Avery recovers, their connection grows stronger every day. There’s passion in her eyes, and purity in her heart that heals soul-deep wounds no one can see. One moment of irresistible desire bonds them in forbidden love.
Even as they plan to escape to a far-off haven, jealousy and revenge threaten to rip their world apart. Under a savage western sun, they must fight for their love…and their very lives.
Praise for Dark Sun Rising:
"Readers who thrive on stories of empowered women and sexy, brooding men will savor this historical tale of interracial love." Publishers Weekly
“This read is for those who like their love stories both explicit and explosive, with a mix of strong women and sexy men!” Library Journal
Enjoy the following excerpt:
Charlotte sat on the edge of her bed, trembling from head to toe. She didn’t know what had come over her when she saw Avery in the shadows watching her, but something pulled her to him, and she knew she couldn’t deny her desire any longer. After their intense kiss earlier, he’d managed to stay in her mind all day. The way his dark eyes gazed at her like she was his alone made her body quiver with anticipation and her heart flutter with anxiety.
Her body became aware the second the door opened and closed, and she held her breath as the dull thud of his boot heels echoed down the hall.
She wanted to cry, she was so nervous—nearly jumping out of her skin. And then Avery was there, standing on the threshold of her bedroom, his thick shoulder supporting his massive body against the doorframe.
Good lord he’s a big man.
With wide eyes, she gazed at his head nearly touching the top of the doorway. He seemed much bigger than before, like a dark angel looming before her. She twisted her hands in her lap, unsure what to say or do.
It was at that moment she realized he’d changed his clothes. The navy blue shirt and black trousers made him look taller, bigger, more imposing than ever before. He looked so handsome and dangerous, but the way he gazed at her, with something that looked a lot like love, made her fear of the unknown fade away.
“What you said earlier…is it what you truly want?” he asked.
Charlotte nodded slowly.
“Have you been with a man before?” His deep, husky voice slithered over her skin as if he’d kissed her with his words.
“No. But I almost—”
“Almost isn’t going to graze the tip of what I’m about to do to you. Do you understand?”
Charlotte trembled from the excitement coiling inside her, and the apex of her thighs lusted for his touch. Unable to find the words, she nodded again, rising to her feet as Avery stepped into the room and closed the door behind him. He then went to the single window and drew the curtains closed, shutting the world from them. It was just the two of them now, staring at each other, knowing that what they were about to do would change everything.
“Giving yourself to me is dangerous.”
She lifted her chin. “I don’t care. I’ll do whatever I want.”
He chuckled and it made her smile shyly.
Charlotte stood rigid beside the bed as Avery approached her. His dark eyes never left hers, and somehow her nerves faded, replaced by an overwhelming need to be naked in his arms. She didn’t care that Tom was on his way. Didn’t care what other people thought. Her desire to give her body and her soul to Avery Samms was too strong to resist. Desperation made her reach for him, and suddenly his big body was against hers, his muscular arms wrapped tightly around her waist. Charlotte pressed against him, excitement coursing through her, feeling the hardness of his body against her soft curves.
She loved the smell of him, the feel of him. Everything about him made her feel safe, secure and passionate.
With shaky fingers, she untied the bonnet ribbon at her chin. Avery ripped the cap from her head and tossed it to the floor.
His mouth descended on hers, swallowing her whimper as his tongue slid into her mouth to dance with hers. A moan tumbled from her lips and through the desire burning inside, she fumbled with the buttons of his shirt. He shrugged out of it and Charlotte trailed her mouth across his chest, enjoying the salty taste of him.
She’d imagined this…dreamed of it the night she slept in the rocking chair.
“You make me wanton,” she whispered between kisses.
She barely heard his deep groan before he grasped her arms and pushed her back. With eyes dark and hungry-looking, and a handsome grin curving his lips, Avery took her arms and slowly slid the gloves from her hands, exposing her pale skin so starkly contrasted beside his. His dark flesh captivated her. With hands bare, she placed her palms on his chest, feeling the softness covering the hardness of his muscles. His beautiful skin felt hot under her palms. She tweaked his dark nipples, eliciting a groan rumbling from deep within his chest.
“Turn around,” he murmured.
Charlotte did as he beckoned, turning her back to him, her thighs trembling as Avery trailed his hands to the front of her body and slowly unbuttoned her dress. Minutes passed which felt more like a lifetime.
With a swoosh, the dress slid down her body to pool at her feet, leaving her shift and drawers the only barrier now. Charlotte hugged her body, not sure what she should do next, when suddenly his warm lips kissed the nape of her neck. She exhaled deeply, closing her eyes, enjoying the shivers of ecstasy lacing through her by the torrid gesture.
“You taste like sunshine after rain,” he said, trailing his lips around her neck and to each shoulder. Then his hands were bunching the material of her shift and dragging it up over her body, trailing his fingertips over her flesh along the way, rousing her into sensual madness. Charlotte had no idea being touched like this would make her feel like the sun burned her. She felt so hot and wet between her thighs.
But the moment her shift came over her head and disappeared, leaving her torso completely naked, she realized what he'd see. She tensed as he skimmed his fingertips over the ridges of bite and claw marks spanning her upper back. She closed her eyes tight, wishing to forget what those scars represented. Shamed by the dreadful disfigurement, she hugged herself, waiting for Avery to draw back in disgust.
He cupped her shoulders, gently turning her around to face him and took a step back, his gaze questioning.
“Please…I don't want to speak of it.”
They stared at each other for a long moment before he nodded. Without another word, Avery reached out and touched her breasts, taking the weight of them in his strong hands. He looked at her no differently, seemingly unaffected by what he'd just seen, and that knowledge made her embarrassment seem silly.
Charlotte closed her eyes and sucked in a shaky breath as his fingers tweaked her sensitive nipples.
“Oh… Oh, Lord.”
She leaned closer, feeling weightless. And then his mouth was on her nipple, sucking the puckered tip while his other hand trailed down her stomach and untied the ribbon at her drawers.
“God has nothing to do with this,” he murmured, and the drawers slipped down her legs.
About the Author
BL Bonita lives in Eastern Ontario with her retired USMC Captain. However, she grew up in the lush wilderness of Northern Ontario at a family-owned hunting/fishing resort. Nature has always inspired her to write and her imagination is as wild as her memories of the bush. Some call her funny, some call her a little crazy, and to her family, she’s the black sheep of the bunch. BL writes multiple categories of erotic romance, always with a touch of humor and wild adventure—a reflection of her own life. And of course, strong coffee is a necessity while the writing bug has her in its fiery grip.
To learn more about BL and her books, please visit http://www.bl-bonita.com
You can also stay in touch via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bl.bonita.3
Mini Tour Destinations!
Oct. 2: Savannah Chase http://savannahchase.com/blog/
Oct. 4: Romance Junkies http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/
Oct. 7: Rachel Lyndhurst http://www.rachellyndhurst.com/
Oct. 12: Night Owl Romance http://www.nightowlromanceblog.blogspot.ca/
Comment to win a digital copy of Dark Sun Rising! Entry deadline is midnight EST Oct. 15!