May 8, 2011

Sunday Smooch

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Hunter's Surrender by Harlequin author Anna Hackett, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is -- Zoe!

Congratulations, Zoe! Can you please contact Bronwyn at

bronwyn (at) bronwynjameson (dot) com

and she'll send you a signed copy of The Bought-And-Paid-For Wife, plus your choice of one of her Special Releases or Bestseller Collection re-releases.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from the recently released Nocturne Bite, Hunter's Surrender by Anna Hackett...

Vampire hunter Rand Wilder hated vampires – even if they were as beautiful and alluring as vampire princess Dominique Valois. For years he fought the beings who had killed his father, resisting their dangerous sensuality. Yet even Rand was tempted by the intoxicating Dominique and her shocking offer: to hurt the vampire court by taking her virginity….

A desperate need to ruin her reputation had forced Dominique to seek out the hunter known as The Darkness. But she hadn’t expected Rand to be so captivating and compassionate…. Soon a very different sort of need drove her desire to take Rand to her bed. And with Dominique’s survival depending on it, she would have to use all her skills of seduction to make this
strong hunter surrender to passion….

[Set-up: Vampire Dominique has vampire hunter Rand Wilder held in her thrall while she makes a very indecent proposal…and uses all her wiles to convince him to accept...]

“I told you, I’m not interested.”

Dominique’s eyes narrowed. “Really?”

That one word dripped with feminine challenge. Rand’s nerves stretched tight.

Her hand moved across his chest, a nail scraping over his nipple. He swallowed a groan. Her hand inched lower and then even lower.

“I do believe, Monsieur Wilder, that you are lying again.” Her hand cupped his rock hard erection through his jeans.

Jesus. Pure electricity flooded through him, making his skin feel too tight and his muscles threaten to turn liquid.

She stroked him and savage hunger sang through his system, screaming for him to touch her, take her.

“Don’t you want me?” Her husky murmur carried so many forbidden promises.

Her hand continued its torture, stroking the hard length of him. Her other hand curled around his neck and brought his head down. She was tall, but he was taller and he felt her go up on her toes to press her crimson lips to his.

That luscious mouth moved like a whisper over his, small nipping bites that teased, barely giving him a taste of her.

But what grabbed at him was the trace of hesitancy. Like she hadn’t kissed many men.

The thought fired through him. Emotions—hot, rich emotions—stormed through him and riding the wave was the strongest desire he’d felt.

It’d been so long since he’d felt pleasure, enjoyed anything other than killing. It’d been far too long since he’d held another against him. He needed to taste her.

With Dominique caught up in her seduction, Rand broke through her thrall. His hands gripped her hips, his fingers sinking into leather-slicked skin. He yanked her to him and took control of the kiss.

He plunged his tongue into her warm mouth and swallowed her groan. She tasted of fresh and sweet, cool spring water and natural honey. She tasted of innocence and desire, a combination that stole his sense. He dragged that taste inside him.

The force of his kiss bent her head back, but Dominique returned everything he gave. Her hand slid into his hair, clenching there. Rand slid one of his hands between them and pressed her other hand against the bulge in his jeans, crushing those elegant fingers against his heated body.

Right now, Rand didn’t care who she was, or what she was. Right now, Dominique was a light in the darkness his life had become.

Hunter's Surrender
is currently available from all good e-bookstores. To be in the draw to win a free download, tell Anna which you'd rather be if you had the choice: a vampire, or a vampire hunter!

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell will be posted!


  1. WOW What a kiss talk about heated LOL

    Love the sound of this book

    For me I think I would like to be a hunter

    Have Fun

  2. Great kiss, Anna! I love the premise -- I must definitely read this book!

    Have to confess, I'm really torn about whether I'd rather be a vampire or a vampire hunter. Um ... hunter?

  3. Smokin' hot kiss, Anna! I really love the sound of Hunter's Surrender.

    Vampire or hunter? Hmm... if I could have Dominique's, er, persuasive power I think I'd be choosing vampire :-).

  4. Darned hot kiss, Anna.
    Think I'd be a hunter too.

  5. Goodness, Anna! That was some kiss!

    I don't have an ereader (and don't like reading on my computer screen), but am now thinking about buying Hunter's Surrender and printing it out on paper to read. Not sure I can cope with not knowing what happens to Rand and Dominique...

  6. Hi Helen --
    WOW is good (-: It is a hot kiss -- these two start out hot so their first kiss wasn't a tame one.

    One vote for the hunters. I'm torn I which I'd rather be...

  7. Hi Emily --
    Thanks for posting my smooch. So pleased you like the premise. The story started with the premise and then sort of sprang fully formed from there.

    Another vote for the hunters...I'm really torn as well.

  8. Hi Michelle --
    Hooray, a vote for the vampires. I think if I could be unearthly beautiful with cool powers I might be a vampire as well.

  9. Thanks, Sue. Another vote for the hunters puts them out in front...

  10. Hi Rachel --
    That's the problem with reading just need to know what happens!

    You have to invest in an ereader. My life changed when I got my first Kindle...I couldn't live without it now.

  11. Vampire or vampire thing I know. I love vampire books! Great kiss and premise, Anna! And I love the cover!!!
    Given I'm a big Buffy fan, I'd go the slayer route. You get to kick em *and* kiss em =)

  12. Scorching hot kiss, Anna! Wow! I want to know what happens next too!

    Vampire or hunter - tough one! Vampires have always fascinated me so I'll plunk down for being one of those - naturally I'd be a vampire with enormous self control while being utterly cool, gorgeous and irresistible... well, this is *my* fantasy after all! ;)

  13. Hi Anna,

    Hot kiss! And great excerpt, set up!

    Congrats on the release of HUNTER'S SURRENDER!

    I'd rather be a vampiress! Immortality plus super hot vamps as my partners?! We are talking fantasy, right?

  14. Woohoo.... A scorcher!

    I think I would prefer to be a vampire & be hunted by some gorgeous hunter :)

  15. Hi Anna,

    Phew, that was a scorcher! =)))

    Oooh, not sure what I'd rather be, though I do like the sound of immortality!

  16. Hi Robyn --
    Great to see a vampire book fan! Glad you like the premise, the kiss and the cover.

    I'm a huge Buffy fan too -- go slayers!

  17. Hi Sharon --
    Love the sound of your fantasy. Of course if we were vamps we'd bypass all that dark angst and just enjoy the cool stuff.

  18. Howdy Nas --
    Glad you liked the excerpt from HS. Another vote for the hot, sexy vamps!

  19. Hi Linda --
    Love it -- a sexy vampire hunted by a sexy hunter.

  20. Hi Mel --
    I'm proud I got scorcher staus from the queen of scorchers (-: Immortality is a very big lure.