Stopping by today on her blog tour is Hailey Edwards. Her new book, SOUL WEAVER is out now, so enjoy an excerpt from it and comment to win a book from her backlist!
Since the accident that nearly took her life, Chloe suffers from acute agoraphobia. Living alone above her family’s bookstore, she spends restless nights terrified by strange visions . . . until a mysterious stranger appears and offers her salvation. Chloe is drawn to the ethereal, gorgeous Nathaniel—but her haunted soul warns her there is more to him than meets the eye.
An archangel who roams Earth collecting souls of the newly departed, Nathanial is the sole witness to the accident that should have taken Chloe’s life. Seduced by the purity of her soul, he defies Providence by saving her life. But his attempt at kindness marks Chloe for damnation, and makes her an unwitting pawn in a game of unholy ambition. Now together they must fight the demons of Hell itself—for a love that defies the boundaries of Heaven and Earth.
“If you’re asking me to choose, I choose you.” His lips brushed over hers. “I always will.”
“You’ll leave when this job is over,” she said. He couldn’t deny the fact.
His eyes flashed dark. No longer warm tropical waters, they were storm tossed and forceful. When his smile came, it held a sharp edge. “I’ll take you with me.” He nipped at her lips, forcing them open so his tongue could dip inside.
Her eyes closed to better enjoy him. Desire roared to life between them, fanned the flames low in her belly until they licked along her insides.
Leaving wasn’t a possibility. When things cooled between them, he would realize she must stay. The break up would hurt, but they would both move on when his job was finished. He would return to his world while she remained here, in hers.
She groaned beneath his lips and he smiled against her mouth. God, she would miss him.
He traded his hold on the window for her. Cupped her shoulder, then smoothed down her back. Fisted the fabric of her shirt and tugged until his palm flattened against her spine, skin to glorious skin. She moaned into their kiss, leaned farther, reached for him, grabbed his belt loop, and tugged him flush against the wall, against her.
“Did you hear that?” His hand continued its downward trek, fingers teasing the waistband of her jeans and sneaking between the denim and her skin.
“I didn’t hear anything.” She nipped his bottom lip, slid her hand around his hip and into his back pocket. When she squeezed, his groan vibrated through their lips. Her other hand was making its way toward his other pocket when she heard it too—a familiar sharp, buzzing sound.
He broke their kiss. “You don’t hear that?”
Of all the times for Neve to arrive, this was the absolute worst. “It’s the doorbell.”
“You’re expecting someone this late?” As if remembering, he nodded. “Neve, right?”
“Right.” Chloe withdrew her hand from his back pocket. She didn’t even cop one last feel. It seemed kind of rude given the moment had passed. “You’re welcome to stay if you’d like.”
“Thanks, but I should go.” He traced over the elastic band of her panties. She couldn’t remember which pair she was wearing, but she sent up a quick prayer they were sexy.
The buzzing resumed and Chloe sighed. “I guess I’ll see you Monday, then.”
“Bright and early.” He stole a final kiss and withdrew. “Enjoy your weekend.”
“You too.” Before he turned, Chloe added, “Think about what I said, okay?”
“I’ve already made up my mind.” He sounded certain. “But we can finish this Monday.”
For a minute, her brain hazed over. Finish this? Finish what, exactly? Their conversation or where their hands had left off before they were interrupted?
In Soul Weaver, the hero, Nathaniel, traded his angel wings for a pair of shears that can slice rifts to anywhere in the world. Which had you rather have? Wings so you could soar at your leisure or shears that can cut an instant gateway anywhere you want to go?
Tell me which you’d choose and you’ll be entered to win your choice of any title from my digital backlist (excluding Soul Weaver) in any digital format
Contest closes 15 August 2012