Friday, August 16, 2013

TO CATCH THE WIND by Shirley Kelley

August 1 – September 20

Hoping to stop her heart from racing, Arabella took a deep breath as she slowly walked towards the marquis. Pressing her body gently up against his, she whispered, “Please, take me to your bed. I can’t have my first time be with Mr. Tennant.”

“Did you come here for this?” Stephen asked, his eyes searching her face.

Not even sure herself, she murmured, “No, I don’t know, maybe.”

“I should resist you,” he groaned, “but I can’t. Do you trust me?”

Arabella nodded.

"Well, you shouldn’t,” he said, caressing her shoulders. “If I were trustworthy, I’d send you back to your room and take cold baths until we were married.” Taking her in his arms, he brushed aside her thick golden braid, pressed his lips to the curve of her neck, then began raining a trail of butterfly kisses up to her cheek. When he reached her lips, he kissed them gently, until her body melted into his, and her arms wrapped around his broad back.

Arabella sighed as he stroked her cheek with the palm of his hand, then moaned as he angled her face, and slipped his tongue inside her parted her lips to deepen the kiss. She was breathless when they broke apart.

“Are you sure you want this?” he asked, looking deep into her eyes.

Arabella’s body ached with her arousal. She knew that this time the passion they shared was real; Stephen desired her, wanted her, needed her. “I’ve never been more sure of anything,” she replied.

© 2013 TO CATCH THE WIND by ShirleyKelly

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Shirley is currently editing To Catch the Wind, her first full-length Regency novel. She’s completed her first novella, and is currently writing both Regency and Contemporary erotica short stories. Follow Shirley on twitter:


  1. I dig a gal ready to go after the lovin' she wants! :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

  2. This reminds me why I love historicals. There's just something sexy about a man wanting to uphold a woman's virtue...obviously it only makes us women only want them more ;)

  3. Lena and Mina, great observations, thanks for commenting!

  4. Love Regencies, Shirley! Love the sweet way a man protected a woman in those days. This looks like a great book.

  5. Thanks, Jean, coming from you, that means a lot!