Dec 4, 2011

Sunday Smooch!

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Rodeo Dad by Soraya Lane, but first ...

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

Congratulations, Catherine! Can you please contact Sophia at SophiaJames6 (at) gmail (dot) com (minus the spaces) and she'll send you a copy of Christmas at Blackhaven Castle.

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Rodeo Dad by Soraya Lane ...

Rodeo champion Lark Anderson lived for the sound of crowds chanting his name. Now all he hears is a small voice saying, "daddy." A fall ended both his rodeo career and his marriage—leaving him a single dad.

The town is suspicious of its new "celebrity" resident, and town darling Sophie Baxter has been nominated to keep an eye on the hot-tempered cowboy.

But the sight of his strong arms hugging his daughter and tucking her in at night makes Sophie's heart ache with longing. Could this little family ever find a place in their hearts for her?

[Set up: Sophie has been stranded on Lark’s farm for the night due to snow closing the roads, and he’s convinced her to take a soak in his outdoor bathtub.]

Lark’s arms slowly moved from the edge of the bath, his hands sliding into the water and landing on her thighs. Gently, so gently. One moved up her torso, landing on her stomach, the other stayed on her leg. Sophie leaned back farther into him, her head on the side. And then Lark’s lips found her skin. His mouth touched her neck, the side of it that was above the water.A shudder traced through every inch of her body, but she was powerless to move away.

Didn’t want him to stop.


His lips caressed her skin, softly worked their way down her neck and over her shoulder. His fingers now gliding against her, tickling and teasing her.

“Lark,” she said, not knowing why but feeling she had to slow things down.

“Mmm,” he murmured against her skin.

“Lark, I think …”

“Don’t think,” he whispered.

She pulled away, enough so that his mouth fell away from her.

“Are you sure? I mean, you’ve just come out of a marriage, I’ve got, well …”


She sighed. “Yes.”

“Shut up and kiss me.”

Rodeo Dad is available in Australia and New Zealand now, and Soraya is giving away a copy today. To be in the draw, simply leave a comment!

For more information on upcoming releases, head to or

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced -- and a smooch from Harlequin Medical Author Sue Mackay will be posted!


  1. Hi Soraya ~ Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading Rodeo Dad. The opening chapter just drew me into the story. I like your M&B cover but I love your Harlequin cover. There is just something about cowboy hats and kids that get me every time.

  2. Thanks Kaelee! I'm so glad you liked it :) And yes, I love a man in a cowboy hat too!!

  3. Ooh, what a deliciously tantalising moment, Soraya! I have Rodeo Daddy on my tbr pile and I can't wait to get to it. :-)

  4. Thanks Chey, you'll be entered in the draw :)

    Michelle, now I'm nervous that you'll be reading it!!

  5. Great scene, Soraya. Can't wait to read the whole book and finish that tantalising moment.

  6. That's so sexy Soraya! Love the idea of a hot tempered cowboy . . . well, any cowboy really :)

  7. Hi Soraya,
    Would love to win a copy of your book - we're off to the States in two weeks, here's hoping I get to see a cowboy as sexy as your Lark sounds! :0)
    Tracey Alvrez.

  8. Lark is right Sophie: "Don't think" - just feel. SIGH!! WHISPER!! MURMUR!! Way to go drawing me in.

    "Shut up and kiss me" - SWOON!!

  9. Haha, I agree Helen. Al l cowboys are great!

    Tracey, you are definitely entered in the draw!!


  10. Soraya, I agree with Marybelle - those lines she quoted drew me in and made me swoon!

  11. So now I'm gonna have to go out tomorrow and pick up my copy! Great smooch, Soraya =)

  12. Gorgeous kiss, Soraya! Lark sounds fab hero!