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Sunday, April 24, 2011

DO ME GOOD

Here’s an excerpt I hope you'll enjoy from one of my favorite novellas. I've also included the link to the book video at the end of the story. DO ME GOOD is based on Norse mythology, and is both sweet and sexy, like this Divas blog.

I became intrigued by ancient Nordic tales of extraordinarily handsome, celestial males called "Light Elves" who visited earthly homes in the middle of the night to complete chores. These beautiful beings were far from the fairytale elves who repaired shoes overnight, or the Keebler elves who baked cookies inside tree stumps.

The handsome Light Elf is perfectly suited to a mortal woman's erotic fantasy. He's gorgeous, blond, cleans house, and makes indescribably delicious love to the earthly woman he's visited. Makes me wish my DO ME GOOD hero, Gunnar, would come to life.

Wouldn't you like to have a Light Elf visit you one night? Or two?

Happy Easter!  Best~ Adele


DO ME GOOD by Adele Dubois

Summary:

Penny throws her hot, but worthless mooch of a boyfriend out on her front lawn with his clothes, and vows never again to be a bum magnet. Exhausted by overwork and mountainous debt, Penny pleads for divine intervention.

Gunnar, a rebellious Nordic warrior cast into servitude by an angry god to learn humility, answers. While Penny sleeps, the celestial arrives to complete her chores, but she awakens and finds him. The handsome immortal kisses her, sparking a passionate, forbidden sexual encounter.

Dark forces seeking vengeance for Gunnar’s past misdeeds mark Penny as a target. To protect his lover, Gunnar tests immortality in a death battle using a god’s magical sword. But the strength of Penny’s love might be what saves them both.

Excerpt:

He smoothed the hair at her temple and then rubbed a thick tendril between his thumb and forefinger. “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name “Goo-nar”.

A coarse brand of the sun, surrounded by a circle on the back of his hand, and covering the areas between his thumb, index knuckle and wrist caught her eye. His hand looked muscular and powerful beneath her gaze.

She touched the scarred skin with the tips of her fingers while he held a length of her hair, recognizing Freyr’s sacred insignia from her textbooks. “The pain must have been excruciating.”  Without thinking, she lifted the old wound to her mouth and laid four kisses against its perimeter before pressing a fifth to the emblem inside.

A low tremor vibrated across her lips as they touched the ancient symbol on the white, extended hand. The brand grew warm and then hot on her mouth, though it did not burn. Her lips tingled and her body hummed with the pleasant sensations. She ran her tongue over the thick scars to erase the heat and then licked the center with the tip of her tongue in a tiny swirl before lifting her head.

His gasp of surprise was the last thing she expected as he released her hair and leaned away.

“Have I offended you? I’m sorry.” She searched his face for clues as to what to do next. Behind his shocked expression she found desire and longing and something completely unexpected.

Thankfulness.

Penny waited for his reply without letting go of his disfigured hand. She could tell his next words didn’t come easily.

“Kindness isn’t something I’m used to finding. Perhaps you’d be less inclined toward compassion if you knew what I’d done to deserve this brand of servitude.”

She reached out and hooked her arm around his neck to bring his face closer to hers. “I am Penelope. And if you are from Alfheim, I know who and what you are. I just don’t understand why you’ve come.” How could she deserve his rare, benevolent gifts? She was just an ordinary woman, barely scraping by.

“Sometimes we get what we need, simply because we ask. That’s the beauty and power of the unexpected.”

His warm breath grazed her cheek in shallow rushes, lifting goose bumps across her skin. His wide, firm mouth smelled of sweet ground parsley and fresh-picked mint.

Their gazes locked and held, assessing, appraising.

Searching.

Gunnar’s eyes were like pools of deep blue water speckled with light that pulled her in and down. Down. Her breathing slowed as the sound of her heartbeat intensified in her ears and the inside of her mouth moistened. She licked her lips and became intensely aware of every nerve ending shimmering along her body. Her muscles tensed as if waiting for something unexpected to happen.

As if meeting a Nordic Light Elf in the flesh wasn’t amazing enough.

Just when she wondered how his mouth would taste, he brought his lips to hers and kissed her. An explosion of kinetic energy shot vibrations through her body that prickled every fiber and muscle, held her taut and then released, leaving her breathless.

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Buy Link:
http://www.jasminejade.com/ps-8301-50-do-me-good.aspx

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nvlyXEQUZk

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9 comments:

Tina Donahue said...

I just love the premise of this story, Adele. Every time I read: “I am Gunnar.” He pronounced the name “Goo-nar" - I have to laugh. Wonderful story!

Sarah J. McNeal said...

What a heart-rending story this must be. I really felt for Gunnar with his disfigured hand and the dark force hanging over him and I can relate to the heroine's problem with debt, over-work and a good for nothing boyfriend.
Personally, I'm still waiting for my celestial elf to arrive and, if he's anything like Gunnar, I'll be too busy to come out of my house--or get online either.
Do Me Good looks like it might cheer up anyone who reads it.

Paris said...

I think I'm going to investigate more Nordic mythology--there's nothing sexier than a handsome hunk who also cleans! This guy sounds yummy and I'm definitely intrigued:)Great excerpt!

Delaney Diamond said...

Isn't the movie Thor based on Norse mythology? These Norse gods are getting popular lately. And rightly so.

In this case, who wouldn't love a sexy hunk who cleans your house and then satisfies you afterward? Hmm...I'm going to have to find out exactly what Penelope's prayer was so that I can duplicate her results. LOL.

Adele Dubois said...

Tina, Sara, Paris, Delaney--

Thank you for commenting on my post this bright and sunny Easter morning!

Gunnar is my ultimate hero. He's strong and mighty, yet tender with the woman he loves. There's a fight to the death scene in the book and another when Gunnar is punished by the god who cursed him. Although Gunnar is enslaved he is never defeated.

I hope you will read and enjoy DO ME GOOD.

Have a wonderful day!

Best--Adele

Miriam Newman said...

Love those elves every chance I get.

Fiona McGier said...

Hey Adele, already read it...great premise and very hot hero! Congrats and great sales to you!

Paige Tyler said...

Sounds like a great book! Congratulations!

*hugs*
Paige

Adele Dubois said...

Miriam--Thanks for stopping by!

Fiona--Big smooches! Thanks for buying and reading my book. Glad to hear you enjoyed the story. ")

Paige--Thanks for your note!

Happy Easter!

Best--Adele