Monday, September 2, 2013


August 1 – September 20

Never fear what happens between us.” Duncan grazed his thumb against her cheek. The rough pad prickled her skin. She pressed her face against his hand. Her fingertips stroked his chest, brushing over his hardened nipples. His heart beat steady and loud.

“I will not fear it.” She lifted her mouth to his. He brushed his lips across hers in a fluttering touch she felt in her belly.

His tongue traced the seam of her mouth. Her lips parted and his tongue dove for a languid exploration. She couldn't describe what he tasted of but it was certainly manly and addictive. Her hands began to knead softly against his chest. A soft purr escaped her. He cupped the nape of her neck.

Her trembling hands slid around his neck. She twirled the ends of his silky hair around her fingers. Each stroke, the pressure of his lips, how her whole body reacted in many different ways…she liked the kissing. Her body softened from his heat and his coaxing skill. She could feel a pulse between them and reveled in the sensation. Never in her life had Ailsa felt such an intimacy with another.

A million sensations flared across her skin as he pressed his chest to hers. She gasped in his mouth. To be this close to a man with a thin piece of linen between them…

He trailed feathery kisses along her cheek to the tender underside of her ear. He sucked the lobe into his hot mouth and tugged slightly.
© 2013 THE MARRIAGE ALLIANCE by Mageela Troche

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   An Air Force brat, Mageela Troche landed in New York City and wanted to leave the same day she arrived. Yet, with her stubbornness, she learned to like the place and the libraries were the main reason. Once she learned to read and write, she decided to be an author and an actress. Once in college, she changed her life plan in the pursuit of money. After all, college loans must be repaid.  With life's twists and turns, she returned to writing and focused on the romance genre. She placed second in Best Love Scene contest and in 2012, RWA/NYC annual award ceremony, the Publisher of the Year, Secret Cravings Publisher, held a contest. First place winner would have their novel published.  Mageela lost, placing second however, the publisher wanted her book, The Marriage Alliance. She signed on the dotted line a couple of weeks later. Her debut novel is out now, and she just signed to write more books in the Alliance series.  Visit Mageela at


  1. Enjoyed your excerpt, Mageela, and so happy that you're being published, it's well deserved!

  2. Och, I luuuuurve the name Duncan! ::swoons::