Please welcome my friend, J.K. Coi. She was kind enough to host me on my 50day/50 blog VEXING THE VISCOUNT tour last winter. She also writes dark and edgy paranormal romance, where love is all consuming, the stakes are always high, and the immortals are to die for. Her newest title, Forever Immortal came out June 16, 2009 from Linden Bay Romance. So with no further ado, take it away, J.K.
I’m so excited to be here as Emily’s guest. Thank you very much for having me!
I was thinking about what to blog about today. And since this week the fourth book in my series, Forever Immortal, was released, I thought I should talk about the book. But you know what, I think I’ll just leave you with a rundown of the book at the end of this post and you all can tell me what you think of the excerpt in the comments because what I really wanted to talk about today is something much more exciting!
What do I love about summer? Well, it can’t be the vacation time because I don’t get much of it, and it can’t be the heat because I live in Canada ().
What I really love about summer is that it gives me a new perspective on the world at large. Have you ever noticed how tense and stressed out everyone usually is? Generally, most of us live our lives rushing from one thing to another. Constantly. Whether it’s dashing out of the house first thing in the morning to take the kids to school, then rushing to the day job and working crazily for the next 8 hours straight before jumping across town to the grocery store for something to make for dinner—which has to be inhaled because someone’s got hockey practice and then homework to do before bed. Whew. We all spend half of our lives being too busy to breathe, much less relax and enjoy it.
But just the word summer makes you want to sigh with relief, doesn’t it? It seems that no matter how busy I am, the daily grind just doesn’t seem so...grinding as it does during other times of the year. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. You can step out of your front door and take in a deep breath filled with the intoxicating scent of wildflowers and fresh-cut grass (as long as you don’t suffer from allergies ). A simple moment of relaxation as you greet the new morning can invigorate you for the whole day, partly because you know that when you come home from work it’s actually still going to be light outside!
Summer also gives me a chance to do a lot more writing. While I don’t get very much vacation time, my husband and son both have the entire summer off. It means that they’ll go to the cottage during the week while I’m working, leaving me with many quiet evenings to get down and dirty with my manuscript and I’m really going to need that this year because the Spring was full of too many distractions and now I’m way behind!
So while I leave you with a quick excerpt for Forever Immortal and I hope that you enjoy it, please tell me what your plans are for the summer—hopefully it will be filled with lots of BBQ, afternoons at the lake, purple popsicles, and reading!
© Forever Immortal, J.K. Coi
Gideon smiled as the redhead started in surprise and swung to face him with wide eyes. She had stunning green eyes. A sharp buzz of electricity ran between them, entrancing him. Even while he’d made his way across the crowded room, he had been telling himself not to get involved. He was there to do a job, not pick up women. It hadn’t worked. There was something about her that drew him and he didn’t want to ignore it.
He put himself between her and the smarmy loser that he’d watched slide on up to her side. “Sorry I’m late.” He winked and leaned forward, pressing his mouth against the leaping pulse of her throat. Her eyes dropped closed and he felt her shiver. Knowing he was crossing a line, he opened his lips over her neck anyway, touching the tip of his tongue to her skin just to hear her soft gasp.
A world of sensation concentrated into one touch, everything else forgotten for a brief moment, including the music blaring around them, the room full of people, and one oily lounge lizard who was no doubt staring with his mouth hanging wide open.
Gideon hesitated at her neck for a second longer before pulling back and turning his attention to their gaping audience. He curled an arm behind her. Her body was warm beneath the thin silk of her dress as he splayed his fingers over her back, fighting the urge to step in closer still.
“So who’s this?” He narrowed his eyes at the lounge lizard. “A friend of yours?”
“This is, um...Dan. He offered to wait with me until you arrived.”
“Dan, I hope you’re not trying to pick up my girl.” Gideon noted with pleasure that the overconfident smile finally started to falter.
Apparently deciding not to waste any more time when he obviously wasn’t going to score, Slick made his apologies to them both for intruding on their evening and slithered away. The beauty breathed a sigh and turned to him with a smile. “Thanks. That was just about to get ugly.”
“It was no problem.”
“I’m Lyssa James.” She reached out. Closing his hand over hers, he rubbed his thumb gently across the slim curve of her wrist.
“Lyssa.” He said her name slowly, liking the way it rolled on his tongue. “Nice to meet you, Lyssa. I’m Gideon Bennett.”
Thanks so much for stopping by, J.K. Ok, everybody, you can read more about Forever Immortal at: Linden Bay Romance
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