Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sweet N Sexy Soulful Quotes

Hello romance fans and Happy Saturday! Today I'm excited to feature books from authors of my special interest RWA chapter, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. This fabulous group focuses on the very popular - you guessed it - Celtic genre. From hot Scots to irresistible Irish warriors (and everything else in between) this clan is one of my very favorites. I encourage you to check them out.

Now, the books I feature are from authors who were not afraid to be soulful, sappy, and/or suggestive when it came to their heroes. So, grab a seat, and pick up a pen and paper (or fire up your eReaders) so you can add these to your TBR collection.

Happy reading!

She'd been off-limits to him before simply because she didn't know who she was, but now she was off-limits because he had to keep focused. He couldn't be a professional if he kept thinking of her as a woman, a companion, a lover.

When Malcolm entered the room, Heather stiffened, but didn't turn to him. "Heather." He set his hand on her shoulder. "We can go."

She slid out from under his fingers. "I'm not going anywhere with you."

"Going to solve this mystery on your own then, are you? Going back to your flat, then?"

"No, but I...." Whatever thoughts raced through her head, she refused to share them. Instead, she sipped more of her cofffee and kept her gaze focused on the far wall with the window. Outside, darkness crept over the horizon, squeezing out the orange and reds of the late afternoon sky.

"What's wrong?"

"Every time I close my eyes, all I can see are your fists pounding into that man."

Malcolm crouched before her and lighty bumped his fist on her knee. "He was there to hurt you. I wasn't about to let that happen." When she said nothing, he continued. "Heather, I'm still the same man."

She shook her head. "Oh no, you're not. Where I come from B & B owners don't have moves like that, don't know how to handle weapons like experts, and don't talk in code like spies."

"I'm not a spy."

"But you're not just a B & B owner either."

"No, I'm not."
~ Alexa Bourne, Her Highland Champion

She reached out and clutched Ciaran’s arm, immediately realizing her mistake. He felt like a rock underneath his tunic. She became aware of his strength and the warmth of his flesh. She lowered her gaze, but when she looked down, his kilt was parted and showed part of his muscular thigh. It was torture and the room was getting so warm.

Carried away by her own response, she failed to notice that he was still looking at her, waiting. She tingled as he spoke her name. Tenderly, his eyes melted into hers. She could not find her voice. She could barely breathe, and she hungered from the memory of his mouth upon hers. Praise the saints. What was the matter with her?

He leaned in close and whispered in her ear. "Lass, your eyes show me what ye are clearly thinking. I suggest ye remove your hand from my arm and your eyes from my kilt."
~ Victoria Roberts, Temptation In A Kilt

"I could not prevent this terrible thing from happening, but I will hold her now, and keep her safe. If the Almighty sees fit to take her this night, he will have to pluck her from my arms. If she lives, my face will be the first thing she sees when she awakens.”
~ B.J. Scott, Highland Legacy

His smile widened. “Come and meet Peki.” He opened the short stall door.

She hesitated outside the narrow space.

“You’re not afraid, are you?”

“Not of the horse.”

Jack chuckled. “I’ll be on my best behavior.”

“For a warrior or a soldier?”


Keeping her eyes on his broad back, she said, “I’m not sure if that’s good or bad.”

“Come discover.”

She slipped inside the pen bedded with clean straw and turned almost in awe at the horse towering above her. She patted his sleek neck. “He’s beautiful. You could start a new line with him.”

“Yes. He’s the finest I’ve ever known. But God help me, Karin, so are you.”

A current charged through her at his words and the emotion behind them. She swiveled, lifting her eyes to the intensity in his. “Why do you need the Lord’s help?”

“You have no idea,” he said huskily.
~ Beth Trissel, The Bearwalker's Daughter

Renee Vincent is an award-winning author of historical and contemporary romance.


Tina Donahue said...

As always, I love your selections, Renee. What a wonderful idea for bringing authors (beloved and new) to all of us. :)

B.J. Scott said...

Thank you for including my book Highland Legacy in your selection Renee!

Firetulip said...

Loved the post. I'm a great fan of historical romance and enjoyed reading and finding out about new books.

Miriam Newman said...

Nice posts, ladies!

Tami Dee said...

Great posts, Renee, I enjoy your blog so much. :-)

Victoria Roberts said...

Renee, thank you for including me. I appreciate the opportunity.

Renee Vincent said...

Thank you so much! It makes me feel incredibly happy that you all enjoy this blog segment that much. I so enjoy doing it for my fellow authors and I love reading what these to-die-for heroes' have to say to their heroines.

Happy Saturday to all!

~ Babs ~ said...

I loved this Renee I love historical romance and now iIhave more books to add to my TBR.

Ella Quinn said...

Very nice everyone. Great excerpts.

Gerri Bowen said...

Great excerpts, Renee. Thank you and the other authors for sharing.

Renee Vincent said...

Babs, Ella, and Gerri, you are most welcome. My pleasure!

Ally Broadfield said...

I'm always glad to add more historical romance to my TBR pile. Thanks for the suggestions!

Renee Vincent said...

You're welcome Ally! Happy reading to you!

Beth Trissel said...

Super post. Thanks for including a snippet of my new release!

jean hart stewart said...

Beautiful writing... thanks for calling them to reader's attention.

Renee Vincent said...

You're welcome Beth. Your daughter did a fantastic job on that cover!

Thanks Jean, glad you enjoyed!

Barbara said...

What a neat idea, Renee. Loved all the posts--and the luscious covers, too. Thanks :)

Alexa said...

Oooh, awesome snippets! I see my TBR pile growing higher! Thanks for including me too!

Sarah J. McNeal said...

Some very tempting bits from your fellow Celtic writers, Renee. I think it was very considerate of you to post these lovely quotes from books of your fellow members. That says something to me of your generous spirit. I know they appreciate you. I know I do, too.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Very impressive, Renee. It just goes to show you the great authors over at Celtic Hearts. Spending time with the Clan is one of my favorite parts of the day.


Renee Vincent said...

Barbara I know, aren't those covers de-lish!

Alexa Don't even get me started on the length of my TBR list. ahah

Sarah Aww....sweetie that is so nice of you to say. Thank you. But honestly, I love promoting others. I think I was made for it. haha

Paisley Yes, CHRW has many great authors and I am so proud to be a part of that clan. I've met some of the most amazing people in that group. Thanks for supporting me and all of the CHRW members like you do.

Fiona McGier said...

I must be the only reader in the world who doesn't like Scottish heroes! Me faither was from Glesga, and he was the most unromantic man in the world! So when I think of the accent, I think of him...totally turns me off! But you all go ahead and enjoy those kilted men...just not my cuppa!

Renee Vincent / Gracie Lee Rose said...

*gasp* Fiona, are you serious?
Ach, your father sooo ruined you! hahah