This is a featured article column called FIRST KISS. We ask authors to share a first kiss scene from one of their books published in 2017. And each author graciously sent in an excerpt. Enjoy!
Author: Laurie Olerich
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: February 9, 2017
Buy Link: Amazon
This Band of Brothers Will Steal Your Heart!
Introducing the Demons after Dark series! It’s hot paranormal romance featuring unlikely alpha heroes who will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. Known only as Trinity demons, this band of brothers was stripped of their powers and violently exiled from Hell. Forced to live as humans, they’re left with no memories and no weapons while a secret society quietly plots Lucifer’s demise. For these big, bad demons, adjusting to life as a human is, well, harder than Hell!
Thanks to her family’s curse, psychic Dylan McDonagh has been promised to a sadistic soul broker demon and she’s desperate to escape a terrifying future. After an impulsive act leads her to Morningstar Sanitarium, she’s inexplicably drawn to the sad and mysterious Vanek, but their tentative connection is broken when they escape and go their separate ways. Forced into hiding, Dylan turns to Expat Security for protection. Stunned to find the disturbingly sexy Vanek working there, she almost walks away. Another demon is the last thing she needs in her life.
Formerly one of Hell’s most renowned Painkillers, Vanek is horrified with being human until he discovers he’s been thrown into the body of a badass mercenary with a definite kinky streak and a box of sex toys. Wondering how he got so lucky, he jumps into his new role as second in command of Trinity’s new ops center–Expat Security. When Dylan comes to them for help, he knows he’s got to handle her case personally. As his attraction to her grows, so does the conspiracy that landed him in Brooklyn.
Warning: This story contains snort out loud humor, intensely hot sex, a blistering antihero, and a damsel with a steel backbone. The author takes no responsibility for missed work or grouchiness from lack of sleep.
FIRST KISS EXCERPT:
Vanek pressed his forehead against the glass, letting the cold seep into his skin, hoping it would slow the torrent of raw, destructive fury raging though him. Dylan didn’t need to see him like this. He was trying to earn her trust; trying to show her how different he was from that scumbag broker. Losing his shit and breaking the furniture wasn’t the way to do that. So he’d moved to the window and worked to keep in control.
He felt her arms slip around his waist. She held him loosely, no pressure, no demands. Her delicate fingers linked over his stomach; her cheek rested on his back. He froze. What was she thinking? He was so pissed off, he was probably smoking, yet she dared to cuddle up to the flames?
“Vanek?” Her voice was tight, unsure.
“Go away, Dylan. I’m not in a good place right now.”
She stiffened but didn’t listen. Instead, she wedged herself between him and the window and said, “You and Aiden both have anger issues. Is that a demon thing?” Continue reading