A Knight for Kallen , a medieval historical romance, is now available on pre-order exclusively at Amazon. Here’s an excerpt of Kallen’s first kiss ever with hero Griffith Sommersby:
â€œMy lordâ€”â€ she began, but he cut off her words with a kiss as he backed her against the wall. His hands ran down her arms as he entwined his fingers with hers.
The kiss started slow and sweet as he ran his lips across hers, back and forth. He heard her sigh and became more daring, running his tongue along the edges of her mouth. Her lips parted in surprise, and he gently thrust his tongue inside, tasting the sweet nectar within.
Oh, God, she was heavenly. He raised her hands and brought them to his shoulders. She instinctively locked them around his neck. He wrapped his arms about her and drew her close. He wanted to feel her body next to his, feel her heart beating rapidly against his chest.
And he did. He deepened the kiss now, wanting more from her, giving of himself to her, his fingers running through her silken strands. Her body began to tremble, her own fingers playing with the hair at the nape of his neck, soft moans escaping from her.
Griffith tore his mouth from hers and moved to spread kisses along her jaw, down to her neck, and even lower. The curve of her breasts had taunted him all night. He ran a tongue along each, delighting in her shivers.
He wanted nothing more than to peel her surcoat away to reveal her perfection, but if he did, he was afraid he wouldnâ€™t be able to stop. He reclaimed her mouth with his own and cupped her face between his hands. He pressed one more fervent kiss upon her lips and then released her.
Kallen opened her eyes and stared up at him. In the dim light he could see her swollen lips, her breasts heaving as she tried to catch her breath. She leaned against the wall for support, her silvery blonde hair mussed and tangled.
She was the most beautiful sight he could imagine.Â Griffith wanted to offer some explanation for his actions, knowing these was her first kisses, but the words froze in his throat.
Instead, he took a step toward her and captured her waist in his hands. He bent and took possession of her mouth once again, his hunger for her surprising him. The surprise faded as her mouth became his world, all thoughts simply on Kallen and pleasing her. He took; she gave. He assaulted; she allowed him full rein.
They clung to each other like ones starved for affection. Griffith had allowed no one to come near him emotionally since Carinaâ€™s death. He realized beyond Savina, no one had ever cared for Kallen. He wanted to be the one to comfort her, protect her, bolster her self-confidence in her new and strange world.
Slowly, he broke the kiss and looked down at her.
She smiled up at him. â€œâ€™Tis much nicer than bobbing for apples.â€
Kallen de Mangeron grew up in a convent, her noble family never knowing of her birth. When a new Mother Superior informs them of her existence, they send trusted knight Griffith Sommersby to escort her home.Â
Griffithâ€™s heart broke when he lost his wife and infant son during childbirth, and heâ€™s kept his feelings locked away from the worldâ€”until he meets Kallen. He soon learns her dark secretâ€”that she sees auras around peopleâ€”which allows her insight into their actions and personalities.
Now Quentin, bastard brother to the king, decides to harness Kallenâ€™s gift in a plot to win the throne. Will Quentin successfully use a kidnapped Kallen as his political pawn, or will Griffith be able to stop him before Kallen changes the course of Englandâ€™s history?
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Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addictsâ€”as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.