With a snowstorm blowing a path through D.C., I find it hard to believe Spring is upon us. To me, this season is all about allergies, new beginnings, and love.
As such, I 'm highlighting my multicultural contemporary romance, Delicious Delay. In this novella, my heroine is about to begin a new career in New York when the desert heat grounds her plane and puts her in the cross hairs of a sexy sheikh. Set entirely in an airport lounge, much deliciousness ensues.
Before I share more about the book, I probably should tell you what goodies you can win as part of this hop.
For my blog, I'm offering an electronic copy of a romance from my back list (i.e. any book other than Delicious Delay). To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is Michelle Day's hair color (the answer is in this post)? I'll pick a winner at random on the 24th.
For the main hop, you have a chance to win 1 Kindle Fire, 1 $75 Amazon (or B&N) Gift Card, 1 $25 Starbucks Gift Card, 1 $25 Blushing Books Gift Card, and 1 $25 Loose Id Gift Card. For details on how to enter, click on the link below:
Still reading? Good. You'll come across the answer to my giveaway question in the blurb below (hint: the sentence starts with Khalid Al Dehri).
Thanks for dropping by my stop and don't forget to visit the main HOPS WITH HEART page to find other participating blogs (all of which have prizes you can win). The stop right after mine happens to be my pal and pub-buddy Kimber Vale.
Stranded in a Middle Eastern airport, Michelle Day finds herself the object of interest for an abrasive, but all-too-sexy stranger—a stranger who tempts her with the forbidden in a land where indecency could get her killed. But how does one say no to such a deliciously, relentless pursuit?
Khalid Al Dehri takes one look at the red-headed spitfire in the business class lounge and knew he’d either been transported to heaven—or hell. Her tart response to his surliness intrigues him beyond all propriety and the longer he spends in her company, the more he can’t deny his forbidden attraction. But will she explore the sensuality between them or will society’s rules keep them apart?
He grinned. “So I have a proposal.”
She tried to get her breathing under control, without much success. “Why am I sure it’s an indecent one?”
He motioned his head toward the far end of the lounge. Latticed wooden screens gave that particular section more privacy. In an L-shaped room, the tucked-away location prevented a direct line of sight from the dining or reception areas.
He got up and offered her his hand. She hesitated for a long moment before taking it. With faltering footsteps, she followed him. More private or not, limits on how far this could go existed due to them being in an airport lounge. Since her self-control had chosen today to take a vacation, she appreciated the imposed constraint.
He lowered himself onto a plush leather sofa deep inside the cordoned area. With walls on either side and screens strategically angled, the space seemed to have been designed as a spot for people to nap.
On the brink of crossing a dangerous line, she hesitated. “What exactly do you have in mind?”
“I’m just giving you the opportunity to have your way with me,” he offered, his face the picture of innocence.
She hadn’t expected that answer. “I don’t quite follow.”
He kicked one of his legs out and tangled it with hers. She stumbled and instinctively moved her hands forward to brace herself. Her palms flattened over his hard muscled chest when she landed.
She traced the shape of his pectorals. “What do you do all day? Work out?”
He chuckled, the low rumble all male. “I have access to the best personal trainers money can buy. They help keep me honest.”
She shook her head in disbelief as the man preened. “Have you heard of a concept called humility?”
“It’s not one of my virtues,” he admitted. “I’ve never understood the point.”
She sighed. “It’s the polite thing to do.”
He placed his forefinger under her chin and tipped her head up, his expression playful. “So what is a sweet, polite, goody two shoes doing on top of me?”