Happy Holidays, Everyone.
A few years ago, I posted the following Belize outtake from Gabriel’s Rapture on a book blog. I’m reposting it as a way of saying thank you for your continued support, which is much appreciated.
The Belize Outtake
“Do you ever paint your toes?” Gabriel stroked Julia’s ankle, before sliding his thumb along her instep.
They were reclining in bed, she with her head on a pillow, he lying at her feet. The gentle rhythm of the rain hitting the roof of their hut filled the warm, humid air.
“Sometimes. But it’s so cold in my apartment, when I get out of the shower I just want to get dressed.”
Gabriel frowned, but continued his foot massage. “We have to move you out of that apartment.”
She sighed. “We talked about this.”
“You can paint your toes at my place.” He gave her searing look.
She wiggled toes. “Why wait? You can paint my toes here.”
“No.” He placed her foot gently on the bed.
“No? For a man with a shoe fetish, that’s very strident.”
“I don’t have a shoe fetish. I simply admire women’s shoes because they’re sexy and they enhance a woman’s attractiveness. I’m not into feet.”
“Oh, really, Professor?”
“Oh, really. So no toe painting, Miss Mitchell. Or toe sucking.” He winked and slid his hand up her calf.
“That’s disappointing,” she pouted. “What else can we do on a rainy afternoon?”
“I have a few ideas.”
In one swift movement he covered her and pressed their mouths together.
“You’re very intense,” Julia breathed.
He was over her, inside her, his sapphire eyes focused and unblinking.
“I’m with a beautiful woman, having fantastic sex.” He increased his pace and moved to her neck, nipping and sucking at the skin.
“I feel as if we’re the only ones in the world.”
“Good,” he mumbled, kissing across her shoulder.
“You make me feel beautiful.”
In response, he licked her breast until she began to groan.
“I love you.”
Gabriel lifted his head. His eyes glittered, then grew determined.
“Nothing can separate us,” he growled, quickening his pace.
“Nothing can separate us because I love you.”
Without warning, Julia felt the pleasure overtake her and she moaned incoherently. Gabriel continued thrusting until he too, was overcome.
“Nothing,” he whispered, as he lay on top of her, their bodies covered with a thin sheen of perspiration. “Nothing.”
I want to wish you all the best for the holiday season and a happy and prosperous 2017. Thank you for your continued support of my writing. A special to thank you to everyone who took the time to write a review of The Roman. I’m so glad you enjoyed The Florentine Series.
I’m signing copies of all my books (including The Shadow and The Roman) for Pages bookstore in California. You’ll be able to order a personalized, autographed copy in time for Valentine’s Day. Details here. – with an order deadline of January 30th.
As I mentioned on Twitter, I’m writing a new novel, which is a contemporary romance/suspense set in Paris. I should be able to reveal more details soon.
All the best and thanks for reading,