Sunday, July 12, 2015


In celebration of the launch of our "When Sparks Fly" Contest,
we have invited some of our members to share with us excerpts or articles about making those Sparks Fly.  Happy Reading.♥

When two people share a strong physical attraction, we call this chemistry.

Chemistry cannot be fabricated, it’s either there or it isn’t. Chemistry is like a magnetic pull that draws you closer and closer to the object of your affection. And, when you feel your lover’s sexual energy matching yours the experience can be intoxicating, nothing is as powerful.

In my short story, STRANDED, Nick and Shana are rekindling a former relationship. When memories of their torrid past emerge they both struggle with conflicting emotions.

His thumb skimmed over her cheek and for a moment, Shana stopped breathing. Nick’s fingers dropped to the hollow of her throat. “Your pulse,” he said sensing her skin with delicate strokes, “Is beating, hard.”
His eyes searched her features for a few seconds before returning to her eyes. Their eyes locked in a staring battle and Shana was reminded at that moment of Nick’s intensity, of his raw sexuality. Yes, he was addictive, enslaving even. How many a night had she spent in his lair wanting nothing more than to be confined to his bed and be taken again, and again?
“I’ve missed touching you.”
Dear God, she missed him touching her too!
Nick’s lush lips angled toward her. A kiss was eminent, yet she stalled. “Wh-at, what are you trying do?”
Nick’s head lowered. “Not sure,” he whispered, “Seduce you, maybe.” His lips brushed hers.
Shana dodged his gesture. “Nick, no…” Her protest was feeble.
“You want this,” he said as his lips flitted down her chin, her jaw to the neck.
A sigh escaped her lips.
“You’re trembling,” Nick murmured as his lips plunged further down her nape, his teeth grazing her earlobe.
Shana’s body did tremble; it quivered with wanton anticipation.
“Shana, I’ll make it good for you,” he purred, his words reverberating in her ear. “You know I can.”

WICKED LUSTFUL TALES (WLT), Vol. 1 is a compilation of three short, spicy stories; the above is an excerpt of one of these three short stories. WLT is published through Melange Books.♥

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Maria Cox is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and a member of RWA/NYC, she is also is the past President of the Phoenix Writers Club.  She has been writing stories since she was a young girl. She picked up her first romance novel when she was just eleven years old and has loved the genre ever since. Maria writes sensual romance, stories that showcase strong, sassy, and sexy characters. When she’s not writing, Maria works as a technical writer. She lives in Queens, New York.  Please visit her site and/or follow her on Twitter.

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