May 24, 2015

Sunday Smooch With Louisa George

Welcome to another LoveCats DownUnder Sunday Smooch!

Today we have a smooch from Louisa George, but first ...

the winner of last week's Sunday Smooch Giveaway is Grandma Cootie!

Grandma Cootie, can you please email amy (at) amyandrews (dot) com (dot) au to receive your copy of Limbo!

And now for today's Sunday Smooch from Louisa George's new novella, 

A Deal With The Devil

 Back cover blurb:
When the only thing worth fighting for is love …

There are two things ex-boxer and casino tycoon Rey Doyle is an expert in: fighting and gambling. He trusts no-one, but he needs a fiancé to help seal a business deal and part-time casino waitress Kate Wilkinson agrees to the pretence.

Kate is on a mission to expose Rey Doyle for the pitiless criminal he is, but the more she learns about Rey and his past, the more she begins to admire the man. When the chance to bring him down arrives will she take it? Or will this bad boy claim her heart instead?

Kiss Scene:-  Set up: Rey has caught a snooping Kate red-handed in his office…one thing leads to another and suddenly he’s lost his shirt and they are talking tattoos and his difficult childhood…

She thought about her own mother and how much she’d given up for her children, but had endlessly said they’d been the light of her life. Kate knew that there’d been sacrifices but a lot of happiness too. Love had enriched all their lives. “There is a give and take thing that happens in proper love.”
            “I wouldn’t know.”
Kate wanted to ask him more about his mother, but sensed he’d given enough. For a second Rey closed his eyes, but when he opened them again he smiled, made a pretense of checking her over, turning her round and round, pushing up her sleeves. “No tattoos?”
            “That’s for me to know and for you to find out.” She smiled. He was back.
            “You do know that’s an offer I’m not going to refuse?” His palm was on her neck now, sending heat shimmering through her, reaching to her core and stroking. “You’re not going to run away again?”
            Oh, she knew she should. Run fast away from here and never look back. But it was as if some mysterious magnetic force pulled her towards him. She couldn’t have staggered let alone run, her feet seemed determined to stay exactly where they were. She also knew that this was her call, that he would not take without consent. And if she didn’t say those words out loud she would regret it forever.
“No. I’m not going to run.”    
            “In that case…” He cupped her face in both his hands and slid his mouth over hers. Gently at first, as if he sensed the tension coiling through her. Crazy thoughts buzzed through her head, that she should not be here, that he would use her. That this was wild and foolish. And yes, it was all those things, but it was so much more. As his tongue ran over her bottom lip she opened to him, her belly tightening in response to his heat. To his taste of liquor, and man, and an exciting impossible risk.
            Snaking her hands over his bare skin she traced the delineated curves of his biceps, the bunched taut pectoral muscles punctuated with scars that made him more, so much more. When he dragged his mouth from hers and pressed it against her neck she curled into him, surprised at the moan in her throat.
She wanted this enthralling man. Wanted all of him.

You can find Louisa’s book at Amazon and in all ebook stores from May 29th (Friday!)!

Louisa is giving away an e-book copy of her book to one lucky commenter!  So her question to you is:

If you were going to get a tattoo what would it be of? (Do you have one already and care to share the details?)

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


  1. Oh Louisa
    This one sounds so good and I love that cover :)

    No I don't have any tattoos and am not sure if I did get one what it would be off they are very popular these days and lots of people in y family have them if I got one it would have to be small and have a special meaning :)

    Have Fun

    1. Thanks so much, Helen- I'm in love with this cover too! O agree that if I ever got a tattoo (never say never)- it would have to be something with a very special meaning.

  2. Love your cover and what a wonderful smooch. I will never get a tattoo.

  3. Ooh, this sounds like fun, Louisa! Fab smooch. :-)

    Nah, I'm so not a tattoo gal -- read, I avoid pain at every opportunity. I change my mind too often too. I could see a tattoo getting old all too quickly. Temporary tattoos, now they could be fun. I think a line of poetry or the opening sentence of Pride and Prejudice could work. ;-)

    1. Oooh, yes, something profound and meaningful (or fun!) me thinking!

  4. Super smooch and great cover, Louisa!

    As for tattoos.. no tattoos here and not likely to be either. Those things don't "grow out" so getting one would mean being very very VERY sure about it! And I'm not sure enough to commit to having a piece of skin permanently marked. But I confess that I do find them quite... interesting. More the story behind them - why someone got a tattoo in the first place.

    1. I agree with you, Sharon- I'd have to be completely wedded to the fact that a tattoo is something you can never change...and I've been on the fence about them for years, but they intrigue me....

  5. Loved the smooch, Louisa!

    I'm not a tattoo gal either. I like to be able to change my mind and those things are pretty permanent!

    1. Yes, Jen, it's something you have to live with forever, so you have to be 100% sure- I wonder just how 100% a lot of people stay when they get them...

  6. sorry not into tattoos---Lyn

  7. Well now who doesn't want an enthralling man with abs of steel? :-)

    Looks like we romance readers are wimps when it comes to tattoos, Louisa :-) Put me down in the hell-no category!

    1. LOL- is it sense or sensibility? i.e. is it because we know they are forever, or because it hurts?!?!?

  8. Very beautiful this cover Louisa. I do not like tattoos, so I'll never have one.

  9. Louisa, this book looks scrumptious. Hope it gets a warm reception.

    As for tattoos - not really my style. I won't be getting one either. Brr!

  10. If I were to get one, it would be a butterfly. I have always wanted one, but haven't had the nerve to actually get one.

  11. I'm still not totally certain what I would want my eventual tattoo to be of, however I've got time as I still haven't settled on a location. My main issue is that I want a location where I can see it, that it can be covered when/if necessary and where it is not likely to be stretched/distorted if I gain weight or if/whe I have children. I don't ask for a lot do I?

    I'm leaning towards something featuring a butterfly and rainbow though

  12. Lovely smooch!! I've wanted a tattoo for the longest time (and to dye my hair pink!), but I've yet to work up the nerve.