I'm super-excited that it's almost release day for Winter's Wonder, Book #2 in my Pine Point series! Advance reviews have been SO positive, and I'm thrilled that readers are warming to this story of an animal rescuer and a reformed bad boy. Here's one that posted just last week:
"Winter's Wonder is a heart melting pick me up from the heart whisperer Allie Boniface. That is how I describe her stories because she creates the most beautiful characters that are down on their luck or wallowing in disappointment and self doubt and then supplies the exact guidance and encouragement needed from the most unlikely source. This time she used a hapless do-gooder and a reformed bad boy to pen a story that left me feeling refreshed and happy." ~5 stars from Isha C., Hopeless Romantic Review Blog
I'm going to be posting excerpts from Winter's Wonder all week long, both here and on my Facebook page, so for today's treat, here's the first kiss for our hero and heroine, Zane and Becca:
“Can I ask you something?” she said as they reached the passenger side of his truck.
She rubbed both arms to warm herself. “Why did you ask me out tonight?”
For a long moment, he didn’t answer. I shouldn’t have asked. Maybe it was some crazy dare. Maybe he was regretting it now. He certainly seemed like he was regretting it now, because--
“Becca,” was all he said, and she had no more time to think before he leaned down and kissed her.
His hands went to her face, brushing the loose hair from her cheeks, and his tongue teased its way inside her mouth. A rush of sensations made her woozy, and it was all she could do not to collapse into him. As it was, he backed her into the truck, and the cold metal against her back mixed with the heat from everywhere else and filled her up. She kissed him back as if her life depended on it.
As if she’d never kissed anyone before.
As if she’d split apart in the next second, and every last inch of her was intent on holding herself together as he moved his mouth to her temple, her ear, her neck, the palm of one hand.
“You have to ask, doll?” Zane finally said when they broke apart. “I wanted to do this.” He ran one hand down the length of her front, pausing a second at her waist before trailing up again. “And this.” He leaned in again, but this time the kiss was chaste, just a peck on her cheek. “And maybe more than that next time, if it’s all right with you?”
Winter's Wonder is available now, for pre-order, or tomorrow for its official release, on all online retailers. BUT - head's up! - you can get a 30% discount at the Samhain store if you buy it there: just use the promo code FALL15 when you check out (if it's not already discounted!). I hope you enjoy this holiday story, and if you do, I would love it if you left a review!