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Friday, February 1, 2013

Yay! Wait...what? CONTEST

I know this isn’t news to many of you, but I’m getting married this year. I am in love with my best friend. I have a beautiful future ahead of me. Sounds very exciting, right? I mean I get to get all dressed up, buy a pretty dress and have a great party with all my closest friends and family…how fun, right?! But, I bet you didn’t know there’s a side effect that comes to planning a wedding. It’s a nasty little gremlin that they don’t talk about in all those foo foo bridal magazines. Want to know what it is? Okay, I’ll tell you, but you might want to sit down for this one.
I know!!! I didn’t know either! I mean, I knew…but, come on, how many different fonts can there be for invitations? Then there’s colors – which by the way I’ve already changed twice in four months, so yeah. I’ve gone from Tiffany Blue with Chocolate Brown to now Turquoise with white and silver accents. Why? Pfft…heck if I know. Because it looks pretty! LOL. There’s too much to decide. And now I’ve got two teenage daughters pestering me about what our song is going to be. A song? Crap! I knew that we should have a song, but picking just one song that holds so much meaning is kind of nerve wracking. What if after a year the song gets old and I can’t stand to listen to it? Or what if I find a song which I feel fits us better, but I’ve already committed to the other one? *sigh* I mean this is a lot of pressure!
Soooo…guess what?! I thought maybe all of you could be my unofficial bridesmaids and groomsmen. Sit back down! You can’t say no! You’re already here! LOL. And like with all bridesmaids and groomsmen, your title comes with responsibility. Therefore, I’ve devised a fun little contest for all of you which will in turn help ME gather a bunch of mushy and girlie love songs.
1 - $10 Gift Card to Bookstrand, Inc.
1 – Read the blurb and excerpt on my upcoming release, Surrounded by Roses which is scheduled for release February 7th, but is already available for pre-order!
2 – Leave me a comment below (remember to include your email) with a love song you think my fiancé and I should dance to at our wedding.
*This contest runs until February 7th 11:59pm EST
My fiancé, Zac will come on the blog and choose a random winner on February 8th!
If you include in your comment the answer to the following question, you will also be eligible to win a free eBook copy of Surrounded by Roses.
QUESTION: What did my fiancé do in the Navy?  
HINT: Some may say he inspired the character of this book. *winks* 
After years of working on submarines and loving what he does, a training exercise goes horribly wrong. Suffering from the loss of his best friend, Trevor Purlington comes home to try and get past the demons which keep him awake at night.
Emily Dennis spends her days working as a nurse and her nights anticipating correspondence from her deployed submariner boyfriend. The last thing she expected was to find him at home waiting for her after a long shift at the clinic where she works. After being apart for so long, she is ecstatic to finally have him home.
Only Trevor comes home to Emily a different man, one who is starting to overshadow the man she once knew. Overwhelmed and confused, she refuses to give up on the man that she loves and vows to do whatever it takes to knock down his walls and bring back the Trevor she once knew.
Trevor took in the sight of Emily’s body. Her frame was petite, and he liked the extra few pounds she always complained about not being able to get rid of. He could get lost in the landscape of her body. She had curves which put any other woman to shame. He loved his country and was willing to die for it, but he would take the valleys and peaks of Emily’s body over purple mountain majesty any day.
His cock twitched while he teased the taut peaks of her nipples. He always loved the way her body responded to him as if on cue. She made him feel powerful, as though he were the puppet master and could pull her strings into doing exactly what he wanted.
As much as he hated to, he pulled away from the glorious, little points. His desire to be inside her wet heat overrode any other need raging inside him. Tugging at the hem of his T-shirt, he pulled it over his head and threw it on the hallway floor.
Emily’s delicate fingers trailed across his chest and slowly raked down his abdomen. Her touch was featherlight and nearly tickled. She took a step closer to him and brought her mouth down to his chest. Lips that were a million times softer than he remembered caressed his skin. Using her tongue as a guide, she trailed her mouth to and from each of his nipples. She nibbled tenderly on them while splaying her hand up and around his shoulders.
He allowed her to continue her quest, knowing how much she enjoyed exploring his body. Far be it for him to deprive her of something she got such delight from. He would take his journey later, surveying and examining in close detail every square inch of her body.
Reaching in between their two bodies, he unsnapped the button of his jeans. Even the small relief in pressure felt like heaven to his dick. He had spent most of the day semi-hard in anticipation of their reunion.
The wait to see her again had been excruciating. Three long months submerged below eight hundred feet in the Gulf of Bahrain with limited communication had been trying for the both of them. That excitement mixed with sexual frustration culminated in one giant explosion of lust when he’d heard her outside and pulled her up against the door. His cock had gone from semi to rock hard in one second flat.
Emily was still showering his skin in gentle kisses. Some of them were so soft he could barely feel them. She had a tenderness to her that sometimes made him want to shield her from the horrors of the world. He’d seen things in the service that would make even the bravest men shudder.
Her softhearted nature was just one of the things he had grown to love about her, but that wasn’t what kept him awake at night. He missed her body, her touch, and the feel of her pussy gripping him so snug.
He pulled his zipper down, relieving himself from the constricting denim. When he first tugged the sides down his hips, taking his briefs with them, he hissed out a breath of air when his cock jutted out and poked against the bare skin of her belly.
She looked up at him, her expression hungry and desperate. This was always how they were. They didn’t need words when their bodies were involved. All they needed were their hands and mouths to connect.
Wrapping her arms around his neck, she kissed him, her seductive tongue seeking his and stroking it the moment she found it. Both of them hurriedly pushed his jeans down his legs the rest of the way. Trevor shimmied the rest of the way out of his jeans, finally shoving them aside.
He reached down and wrapped his arms around her ass, lifting her up and carrying her a few steps down the hall to her bedroom. He navigated through the dark room, and they fell to the bed, their lips still locked as they hungrily fed off of one another’s passion. Their relationship might be complicated by distance and a million other obstacles, but they were in sync when they were together like this.
His urge to be inside her went deeper than mere lust. It was elemental. He needed it for sheer survival. Like an addict who had gone months without a fix, he needed the high that only she could provide. A realization smacked him upside the head and nearly knocked the wind out of his hard-on. He didn’t bring a condom with him, and the ones he picked up were in his bag in the living room. He pulled away from the kiss, pissed off for having to stop for even a second.
“Shit. I’ll be right back.”
“No, check the nightstand.”
Getting up and off of her, he fumbled in the dark for the drawer handle. He opened it and found a box of condoms. It was still sealed and had never been opened. He tore at the side and pulled one out before throwing the package on the floor. With his teeth he bit off the corner of the foil package and pulled the condom out. He was about to place it on the head of his cock when Emily stopped him.
Quicker than he had time to react she sat up and swirled her tongue around the tip. She teased him for several seconds, circling around and sliding up the base until finally she closed her luscious lips over the head and sank her head down on him.


Katalina Leon said...

Nicole, best wishes to you on your up coming wedding!

Shuffysgirl said...

Song I recommend is Could I Have This Dance by Anne Murray. I know, I know, it's an overdone song, but it's classic, and great for slow dancing.

Not sure exactly what Zac's title in the navy was, but he is a PHU brother, so I know he's the real deal.

jean hart stewart said...

Best wishes for the wedding and the book. Know they will both be a wonderful success...

Shuffysgirl said...

Wild Horses, Flying Burrito Brothers, or maybe "Play Me," Neil Diamond, or "Helplessly Hoping CSN&Y. Unconventional, but maybe Kavinskys "Nightcall."

Anonymous said...

Soulmate by Josh Turner. For some reason after reading all your posts about you and Zac, I think it just fits. :)

I'm GUESSING that he worked on Submarines, but that's as close as I would get. Best wishes, I'm sure it will be beautiful in whatever color you choose, and with whatever song you use.

Shuffysgirl said...

You and I--lady gaga
Just the way you are --billy Joel
Super massive Black Hole-Muse, (no pun intended, seriously, just a really cool slow song)
Wonderful Tonight-Eric Clapton
Muse--I belong to you

My favorite---
Eros Ramazotti/Anastasia--I Belong to You

June M. said...

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I am guessing that maybe Zac was on a submarine in the Navy?
As for songs, how about I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith?

June M. said...

forgot my email: manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

SheriV said...

Could I have this Dance by Anne Murray

Cruel to be Kind by Letters to Cleo.

Your Fiance was a submariner.

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Dania said...

Congrats to you both, Nicole and I loved the excerpt so based on that I think you and Zac could dance to 'Here & Now' by Luther Vandross.

Oh and he worked on submarines, to answer the question.

Kaylyn D. said...

I'm going to go with he worked on submarines. lol For songs: God Gave ME You the Dave Barnes version or I Can Love You Like That by John Micheal Montgomery. Congrats on your wedding!!

Lola Thomas said...

Congratulations on your up coming wedding1
The song would be Here and Now by Luther Vandross.
I think Zac worked on submarines!
Happy Valentine's Day!
bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

Susan Frances said...

Hi Nicole,

Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. I hope your dress and bouquet are ready -- always the two most important elements in a wedding that everyone notices and will ALWAYS remember. My recommendation for a wedding song is Shania Twain's song "When You Kiss Me" from her album "Up". And my guess is that Trevor works as a First Mate Machinist, though from the excerpt you supplied he sounds like a navigator. I like how you wrote he stopped to find a condom. It shows men can be conscientious.

I'm looking forward to checking out your blogs on the number of blog hops coming up and at Nicole's Think Tank Yahoo Group.

Anonymous said...

These are the moments; Edwin McCain
I'll Be; Edwin McCain
In the Navy, Zac was on a submarine.

Lisa Kaye said...

Standing Right Here Next to Me by Karla Bonoff.
Perhaps Love by John Denver & Placido Domingo
For You by John Denver.

Best Wishes to you and your sexy submariner, Zac.

Shuffysgirl said...

Too late to add more for the contest, I know, but I have a few more suggestions you may like:

Percy Sledge, When a Man Loves a Woman, Michael Bolton covered it too, not as good in my opinion :)

Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton

Something about the way, you look tonight, Elton John

Songbird, Kenny G

I said I loved you but I lied, Michael Bolton

Shuffysgirl said...

Oops, email address

And Zac was a submariner

Nicole Morgan said...

Hello everyone... I'm VERY late in announcing the winner, but health issues have kept me doing nothing but sleeping and taking medicine. :(

Now, onto the winners!!!

$10 gift certificate to Bookstrand - Dania

eBook copy of Surrounded by Roses - Lola

I will email you both shortly. Thank you for your patience. This flu virus is worse than anything they said in the news. :(

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