Good morning, lovely readers! Happy Monday. About that... Monday I mean, I thought I might try something new here on the blog to start the week off right. Here is a special "Monday Moment" from my book, Moontide. Short and sweet, just a little teaser scene packed with a yummy bit of romance featuring one of my favorite couples--Ronan and Cindy. In this scene, we get a peek at the lost island of Atlantis that Ronan calls home. Even surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of a magical island though, all Cindy can think about is the man who brought her.
Moontide, Tides of Atlantis book 1
“So what do you think cara?” He asked ambiguously.
What did she think? She thought she’d like the taste of his skin on her tongue!
His eyes twinkled. She swore he could read her mind.
“Of the island,” he prodded.
“Oh,” Cindy said shaking her head to clear it, “right, it’s incredible.”
Her eyes wandered to his pecs, hard and bare where his shirt gaped open, then back up to his face. She cleared her throat.
“I-is it like this all over, the whole place I mean?”
Ronan shook his head, keeping his gaze on her.
“No, it has many different terrains, many lovely spots, and many dangerous ones as well,” he reached up to stroke the side of her cheek. She got the feeling they weren’t just talking about the island. “This is one of my favorite places. I come here to be alone.”
“I can see how this would make a nice little hide out.”
The tight area buzzed with desire. It made every cell in Cindy’s body strain with anticipation, waiting for his touch. A bird called out, startling her as it flew overhead and she looked up. Without warning, Ronan pulled her to him, claiming her lips again. Her mouth met his eagerly, hungrily… finally!
She’d been tense with waiting, had wanted him ever since they’d kissed in the cave behind the waterfall… and back in Miami on the beach, and in her hotel room, and at the lighthouse. She figured she was pretty much a powder keg of lust by now.
She pushed both of her hands against his chest and a low sound came from deep within him. Then he lifted himself up and brought her underneath him all in one movement. Cindy shivered.
He’d been throwing kinks in all of her best laid plans since the moment she’d first set eyes on him. She’d had no control over anything since he’d stalked out of that rock wall two nights ago, not even in her dreams.
As they kissed, something warm and liquid flowed through her. His tongue plunged into the recesses of her mouth, bringing on a flood of need that made every part of her thrum with heightened sensitivity. The rough pads of his fingers caressed her neck then her chest and she shivered again.
He pulled up just enough to focus on her face.
“Are you cold, cara?”
He didn’t wait for her answer before covering her body with his own then he seared her with another kiss that left her feeling anything but cold. In fact, everywhere they touched she burned. She drove her fingers into his hair and wriggled underneath him trying to get… what? More contact… less? She didn’t know, but she needed something to quell the ache that was building inside of her.
There you have it--your "Monday Moment." If you'd like to read about all of Ronan and Cindy's moments, pick up a copy of Moontide on Amazon!
Upon A Moonswept Tide…
Trapped in time…Ronan Garring is a man of action; a ship captain who has sailed the seas from Europe to the Caribbean…in the seventeenth century. When he is tricked by a sea nymph, he is sent to a deserted island in Poseidon’s realm to serve the gods for all time. On a mission to modern day Miami, he finds his earth home crawling with underworld evil and is waylaid by an enchanting human woman who seems to stall his attempts at completing his quest at every turn. He can’t be sure if she is an entirely innocent wrecking ball or the agent of a more sinister force. Against all his good intentions, he finds himself continually, albeit pleasantly, entangled with her both in this world and beyond.
Searching…for a friend whose gone missing, Cindy Pierce left the Rocky Mountains for the beaches of Miami to try to make sense of, what looks to be, a hopeless case. As the trail grows cold, she stumbles into an intriguing dark stranger and is literally knocked flat. Fierce and intense as he is, towering over her and exuding old world masculinity, she can’t help her body’s immediate response to him. When she finds herself being chased across the southern tip of Miami and into the Florida Keys by the handsome foreigner however, she’s convinced he’s not only psychotic but intent on doing her harm. Once she finds herself in his arms again though, her attraction to him can’t be denied and neither can the fact that he may be the only one who can save her from the dark forces at work on the beach.
18+ This book contains some intimate scenes and adult situations. If such material offends you, please don't buy this book.
Tides of Atlantis Series
Mankind and the gods alike have grown complacent and the restless forces of the underworld that have been simmering beneath the surface are coming out to play. They will not stop until their thirst for vengeance is satisfied and all worlds have returned to yawning pre-time chaos.
Ten lost kings ─ sons of Poseidon─ and rulers of a condemned land are our last hope…if only they can be found. Cursed by the gods after the fall of Atlantis, the kings have passed into anonymity with no memory of who they are. Forces of both good and evil are hunting them. Poseidon needs them to win the war for the universe. Evil is bent on their destruction.
Join the race to find the kings in Amanda V. Shane’s new Tides of Atlantis series and help them to discover their soul mates, the women who will win their lost hearts and help them fulfill their destiny!
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.