Oct 29, 2011

Christina Hollis Sunday Smooch

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Weight of the Crown by Christina Hollis, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is:

Congratulations, Anita! Can you please contact Michelle Douglas at: michelle (at) michelle-douglas (dot) com and she'll send you a copy of His Christmas Angel.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Weight of the Crown by Christina Hollis ...

Now duty is his only mistress

For notorious playboy Prince Lysander Kahani, playtime is over… Left with a country to run, he draws the line at playing nanny to his orphaned nephew!

Instead he sends for a professional. But one glance at buttoned-up Alyssa Dene and Lysander’s wicked side re-emerges! 

Wary of Lysander’s scandalous reputation, Alyssa tries to keep her distance, but Lysander draws her like a moth to a flame.

Lysander is fighting a battle between public duty and private desire but Lysander is determined to make Alyssa a royal offer she won’t refuse…

Instinctively she reached out her hands, sliding them up his arms. It was all the encouragement he needed. His light touch became an all consuming embrace as he crushed her tightly against his body...
Alyssa relaxed into him as desire welled up within her, blotting out everything but the need to be held and appreciated. It felt so right she knew it couldn’t be wrong - not while it was happening. There would be plenty of time to worry later...

As she softened beneath his hands Lysander’s kiss became fiercely possessive. His hand slid to bottom, kneading it until the fabric of her robe reefed up and he made contact with her warm, yielding skin. It was a defining moment. As he released her mouth to kiss the gentle curve of her neck she gasped and braced her hands against his shoulders.

‘Lysander, no...’

Weight of the Crown was released in October as a Harlequin Mills and Boon Modern Romance in the UK, and as a Sexy in Australia and New Zealand. It will be released as a Harlequin Presents/Extra at the end of this year.

Weight of the Crown
is set in the fictional country of Rosara. If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Unmarriagable Isobel by Sophia James will be posted!

You can buy Weight of the Crown from Amazon, Amazon UK, Mills & Boon or Mills and Boon Aust. You can find Christina at: her website, twitter, Facebook, her blog or Tumbler.


  1. Love the smooch...its so hot and passionate.

  2. You gotta love that kiss whoo hoo

    I am looking forward to reading this one

    A place I would love to visit is The Greek Isles but I gotta say I also love visitng the fictional places that come from the wonderful imagination of authors

    Have Fun

  3. Ooh, Christina, there's sure some heat between this pair! Weight of the Crown sounds like a fabulous read.

    A country I would like to visit? Oh, my, there are so many. Today I'll choose Italy. It sounds like a place full of warmth and colour and passion. :-)

  4. Lysander and Alyssa sound like they have some fun ahead if them!

    Any country? There are *so* many I want to visit! Switzerland, Italy, Canada, America, UK, Denmark... I could go on!

  5. Oooh, how wonderful winning Michelle's book. Thanks LoveCats.

    Sounds like Alyssa has her hands full with Lysander (which, by the way, is a very princely name).

  6. Christina, that is a gorgeous smooch. Sutble fire! Really looking forward to reading this book =)

  7. Oh, a Super hot scorcher of a Kiss!

    What?! No one wants to visit Fiji?

  8. Christina, love the kiss and can't wait to read the book.

    If I could visit any country in the world, it would be Australia, then New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Britain and some others.

  9. Gorgeous kiss, Christina! Alyssa and Lysander sound like they've got great chemistry!

    If I could visit any country... I'd have to say I want to see more of Australia because I have plans for next year! But really anywhere, I love travelling!


  10. Hi, Sonali - thanks for your kind comment.The time difference and oversleeping have played havoc with my replying duties, but I'll try my best to catch up!

  11. Hi Helen, Santorini was on TV the other night and the colour of the sea made me want to dive right in!

  12. Thanks for commenting, Michelle. Italy is just about my favourite place. The people, the food, the weather - it's all lovely!

  13. Hi Rachel - my OH has been to both Switzerland and Denmark, and he was delighted to hear you'd given them votes!

  14. Hi, Anita Joy - I'm so glad you like Lysander's name. When I was trying to decide what to call my princely hero, my son preferred the name Lunan, but I wasn't quite so sure about that...

  15. Thanks for your comment, Robyn, and to all the LoveCats for inviting me here today. I'm glad you like the sound of Weight of the Crown!

  16. Hi Nas - thanks so much for commenting. Fiji looks like the perfect place to set a romance - so watch this space!

  17. Hi, Amanda, thanks for commenting. Wouldn't it be great to have one of those big ocean going yachts, then nowhere with a coastline would be out of reach!

  18. Hi Sharon - thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked the extract.
    Australia is such an enormous place, I suspect you could spend all your holidays for a very long time exploring different parts of it!

  19. Hi Christina, an excellent Sunday Smooch to wake up to on this gloomy morning! After reading someone's Livejournal posts about life on the American research base in Antarctica, I'm contemplating a trip to the southernmost continent... although I'd have to be on the English base, of course! All the best, Ketty

  20. Hi, Ketty, it's great to hear from you.The good thing about Antarctica is the cold and dark would be the perfect excuse to stay snug and warm with an endless supply of hot drinks and books to read.
    The bad thing would be never actually having any time to sit around - I bet you have to work to earn your place there, and carry on working every minute you're on base!

  21. It's late Sunday night here and that is a kiss to send me to bed very happy.

    I would love to visit New Zealand.

  22. Hi Kaelee, I'm glad you liked my contribution to the Sunday Smooch. I've never been to New Zealand, but "The Lord of the Rings" films made it look stunning, didn't they?

  23. Now, that's a great kiss. Makes you want to read more that's for sure.