50 SHADES OF SEXY BLOG TOUR
August 1 – September 20
SETUP: 1700 France. Marie-Rouge has fled her lecherous suitor from Versailles and stumbled into the cottage of Pierre leBrun, a humble country miller. He gives her refuge, and their weeks together slowly ripen into passion. Here is the scene as they make their way home from a village fair after a night of love:
“Woman, if you value your life…” He gave a low moan, half in pain, half in ecstasy.
She looked up, startled out of her sensual reverie, aware suddenly that she had been thinking of his making love to her. “Does this vex you?” she asked in surprise. His face was taut, a small muscle working in his jaw. She glanced down and saw the unmistakable bulge that betrayed his feelings. She smiled. He, too, was thinking of their night of passion. “Why must we be in such a hurry to return?” she murmured. Delighted at her unexpected power, she continued to fondle the hairs on his forearm.
None too gently he removed her hand from his arn. “The grain,” he said. “I should get to it today.”
“Yes, of course. The grain. The grain is very important.” She began to hum.
He eyed her with suspicion. “Now what?”
“Why, nothing! We must get back to sift the grain today, n’est-ce pas? Surely it can’t wait until tomorrow!” She resumed her song.
“Don’t touch my arm,” he warned.
“I wouldn’t dream of touching your arm,” she said, and put her hand firmly over the bulge of his groin.
© 2013 STOLEN SPRING by Louisa Rawlings
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Award-winning author Louisa Rawlings was born in Toronto, Canada, and raised in Western Massachusetts. She studied Art History and French Literature at Brown University. Her first historical novel, written as Ena Halliday, was chosen by Pocket Books to launch their Tapestry line. She subsequently wrote for Popular Library/Warner and Harlequin Historicals under the pen name of Louisa Rawlings, the name of her maternal great-grandmother. She has written for Kensington/Zebra under the pseudonym of Sylvia Halliday. She has published 14 historical romances. STOLEN SPRING will be released by Samhain under the name of Sylvia Halliday writing as Louisa Rawlings. Her second Samhain release will be FOREVER WILD. Friend Sylvia Halliday / Louisa Rawlings at https://www.facebook.com/SylviaHallidayAuthor.