Oct 12, 2014

Sunday Smooch with M.A Grant

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Please welcome Harlequin Escape author M.A Grant 
to LoveCats Downunder today, with a smooch from her recent release Blue moon.........

Dana Patterson never regretted the simplicity of her life in Alaska until she moved in with playboy Connor Sinclair. On the surface, Connor is the darkly seductive owner of Vegas’ hottest new casino. But in private, she gets to see a vulnerable side that no one else knows about—and the combination makes him a temptation she isn’t willing to resist any longer.

After Connor openly sides with his brother Flynn in the battle against their unstable lycanthrope father, protecting family and friends becomes a necessity. Having Dana move in with him was the chivalrous decision; sharing his bed with her was not.

Dana may think Connor’s everything she’s ever wanted although his scars run deep. Unable to control his wolf after years of denial, Connor is forced to accept that he’s put both his and Dana’s lives at risk. But everything is not as it seems. As Rupert’s true plans come to light, Connor must decide whether he is truly the monster his father created, or the man Dana knows is hidden within the beast.

Scene set-up [After months of rooming together, Dana gives in to temptation and shows her true feelings for Connor with a surprise kiss. She has no way of knowing that Connor’s only kissed one other woman in his life or that any form of affection he receives sets of an internal battle to cope with years of his father’s abuse, a battle that makes his wolf rise.]

            He never let women kiss him on the lips. He couldn’t stand being that close to any of               them.
            But this is Dana.
            Her kiss had been hard and passionate and terrifying. He felt like he’d been hit with lightning, body ruined so completely it took time for the mind to catch back up. He hadn’t been kissed since Jennifer—
            Dana seemed to sense his disquiet because her lips softened and her hands on his face became light. Tender.
            She kissed away the memories and he could breathe, even if he wasn’t sure how to return the lazy brushes of her tongue against the line of his mouth.
            It’s Dana.
            The woman who’d moved in with him despite his reputation. Who’d been his friend, confidante, a person who trusted him to be better than he was. In the midst of his entire messed up life, she was the one constant.
            And he wanted her.
            The knowledge blazed through him and he was opening his mouth, tasting her for the first time, breathing in her scent, hearing the rush of blood under her skin. She made a noise against him and he lost it.
            He surged up from the couch, grabbed her, a hand behind her head, the other behind her neck, desperate to somehow get her closer, to crawl under her skin, to leave part of himself with her so she’d be marked as his and only his—
                        The wolf rumbled its agreement.
            Panic made him pull away. He took a gulp of air, counting his heartbeats in his head, praying the shift wasn’t coming.
            He ignored her, staggered from the couch, knees weak, skin shivering. “Night, Dana.”
            He closed his bedroom door behind him. His fingers were swelling, joints realigning. He continued to breathe, counting each step to the bathroom. Once inside, he closed and locked the door and started the shower.
            He steadied himself against the sink and looked up in the mirror; saw the silver warring with blue in his eyes.
            He groaned as another spasm wracked his frame. You can’t have her. 

To go into the draw to win an eCopy of Blue Moon, leave a comment to this question.....

Dana learns the hard way that living with Connor only makes it impossible to escape the chemistry existing between them. At least his ability to cook a mean stack of pancakes makes up for some of that. What are the traits you would want most in a roommate?

Come back next Sunday, when the winner of today's giveaway will be announced and another smooch will be posted!

Smooch Graphic by WebWeaver


  1. HI M A

    That is one hot smooch :)

    For me I would have to have a roommate that had a sense of humour

    Have Fun

    1. Helen, a sense of humor is definitely a plus. Fortunately, my husband manages to cover that angle in our relationship (which is really good since I only know one joke). Thanks so much for stopping by to comment! :)

  2. I agree with Helen, that's a corker of a scene. I'm wondering how Connor is going to deal with that big issue keeping them apart! That definitely made me want to read on. Thanks for sharing and welcome to the LoveCats, M.A.

    1. Thank you Annie! I had a lot of fun putting poor Connor through the wringer in this book...he definitely earns his happily ever after. I'm so glad I was able to visit LoveCats and can't wait to read next week's Sunday Smooch.

  3. Great Smooch, M.A.

    What traits would like in a roomie? Simple. I've a terrible cook so I'd love a roomie with chef's abilities.

    1. Love that trait, Jennifer! Connor definitely does not have a chef's abilities (that's more of Dana's area of expertise), but he does try his best. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. Hi M.A.
    that sounds like a really good read. You made me curious...

    a room mate (male or female) should be able to pull me off my ass and get the cleaning done on friday afternoon or saturday morning and then take me out to go somewhere and do something. I am a terrible couch potatoe and I love reading but I wish I was more active in my daily or even weekendly life. ~wink~

    1. So glad you stopped in, Fluser! Your ideal roommate sounds like heaven. I would love to have someone help me clean. My husband is pretty good about getting me out of the house when he can pry me away from whatever I'm writing, but it's definitely harder during the winter. I love Alaskan winters. Especially when I'm curled up inside next to the woodstove with a good book and a cup of hot tea. :)

  5. Hi M.A. and welcome to The LoveCats! I love the situation you've left poor Connor in - I'm cheering for him already. :)

    1. Thank you, Rachel! I'm so excited to be here! :)

  6. Ooh, well now! That's definitely going to lead to some interesting moments for Connor and Dana isn't it? ;-) And I'm with Rachel, M.A., on feeling for poor Connor already.

    Ooh as for an idyllic housemate -- one who loves to clean would make me very very happy.

    1. There are plenty of interesting moments between Connor and Dana...if only they weren't so stubborn. :) It seems like a roommate who cleans is definitely taking the lead for the crown of "ideal roommate."

  7. Woohooo! That is one spicy smooch - thanks for sharing M.A! *fans self*

  8. Great Smooch, MA! I can feel poor Connor's desperation! Thanks for sharing on the LoveCats!

    Mmm, I think I agree with Michelle about a roomie who likes to clean! Yes, that would be very very nice indeed! LOL

    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, Sharon! I'm thrilled to be visiting. And with your vote, the cleaning roommate definitely takes the lead!