Romance Promo Central is happy to welcome M. Skye to the blog. She’s here to share about her book, A Kiss Before Lying. If this book sounds like something you would be interested in reading, please find buy links below and pick up a copy or two.
Everyone has a past….Draya Mitchell knew that better than anyone. Estranged from her family and carrying on a seven-year affair with an abusive, married, church deacon, Damien, Draya, thought she would forever be second best until she stumbled upon the handsome new trainer at her gym, Liam. While Damien’s hold on her was strong, Liam gave her a glimpse of what life could be like with a man of her own, and Draya finally gained the strength to end things with Damien for good.
While things are heating up and becoming serious between Liam and Draya, she quickly realizes just like her, he has a past to conceal, involving his gold-digging stepmother and the mysterious death of his father. While digging for answers, a vicious wrath is unleashed on Draya, but the only problem is, who is behind it? With Damien unwilling to throw in the towel and his wife, Deena, on her tail, Draya has to decide if the threats against her are because of her past, or if it’s someone using her to get even with Liam.
As the betrayal and lies begin to mount, Draya has to decide if her new choice is worth it or just another mistake to add to her list.
A Kiss Before Lying is available from Amazon
In her novels, M. Skye likes to evoke strong dramatic story lines, with strong romantic content. She loves to throw twists and curve balls you won’t see coming into her stories, with racy encounters at every turn. She has two published works, and it won’t be the last from this imaginative writer. She spends her free time writing and with her large family. She is married and lives in Texas with her husband.
Letting out a whimper, Draya laid back on her pillow, only to feel the other side of the bed shift. “Morning, sleepy head,” Liam ran his hand down her cheek giving her an incredible smile.
“Good morning,” Draya replied, nervously. “Uh, how did… how did we get here?”
“We walked,” he smiled, obviously amused by her disoriented waking.
“I know that,” she sniped, playfully. “Did we… did anything happen?”
“Yes,” he pulled her closer. “We started out on the couch, and then we realized your couch was too small and came in here.”
“Oh, God,” she hissed frantically. “I’m… I’m not usually like that; I’m sorry.”
Laughing at her bashful behavior, Liam kissed the side of her cheek and brought his head down to rest on her shoulder. “Relax, all we did was talk. I brought you in here, you changed clothes and we slept. You were out of it, and you came and laid with me on the couch. It was a little uncomfortable for both of us, so we came here after a little while. I hope you don’t mind that I got a little hot and stripped down to my boxers. I thought I was doing you a favor though, because I normally sleep naked,” he laughed.
Sighing in relief Draya loosened her grip on the sheets. “You stayed for me?”
“Yeah,” he laughed. “It was late and I wanted to be here. You were out like a light and I didn’t want just sneak out like a creep, although, I’m not sure having you wake up with us in bed together makes me look like less of one. If I made you feel uncomfortable, I apologize. It has to be strange having some random guy in your bed.”
“You’re not random, Liam,” Draya felt herself smiling. “You’re my friend and I’m glad you stayed. Thank you.” Touching his hand, she felt an instant spark and pulled back. Something between them was compelling her to be near him. She honestly couldn’t explain it.
Draya knew it was more than he probably bargained for when he made the comment bout her being able to talk to him, but she was glad he was there. He had a calming effect that made her feel free and she hadn’t felt that in a long time. Feeling his loose embrace around her, she turned to face him and looked into his eyes. He probably had the most gorgeous blue eyes she had ever seen and the rest of him wasn’t too bad either. She had seen him in next to nothing before, but never this close. Being this close, she realized, she wasn’t able to downplay her attraction. Right here in her bed was probably most women’s fantasy man and he was looking at her like she was more than just some married man’s side chick. He looked like he cared.
Leaning in slowly, her lips touched his and she could feel the shock on the other end of the kiss. Pulling back in embarrassment, she got as far as the edge of the bed when she felt his strong arms bringing her back. Positioning her to straddle him, he ran both hands through her hair, giving her a look she didn’t understand and brought her lips down to his in a hard kiss that took her breath away. Dancing his tongue over her lips, he pushed it past them and gripped her head tighter. Running her hands up the base of his neck, she rested them on his cheeks and leaned in a little more.
Relaxing into the hazy pleasure of the kiss, Draya felt sensitized everywhere. Against her chest, she could feel his beating heart and realized hers was beating just as hard. This was all new to her. She had never had a kiss have this much effect. It was like he was giving her new life right then and she was desperate to let it all soak in.
A few minutes had gone by and he was as into the kiss as he was in the beginning, and Draya felt a familiar ache between her thighs. She had never known anyone that had an orgasm from just the simple act of kissing, but she felt like she was on the way to it. It was then that she realized her body had been starved for this kind of unbridled passion, and that this kiss was anything but simple. In this kiss, he had brought her body back to life and unleashed a deep desire she never knew she possessed. She wanted more.
Flipping them over, Liam kept his hold on her head, exploring her mouth even further, before pulling back running his hand down his face. Sitting up, Draya touched her fingers to her throbbing lips and gave him a shy smile. She had never been kissed that way by any man, and she wasn’t sure what this meant for them.
“Yeah,” he sighed. “I’m sorry. I got a little carried away there.” Watching him stand off the bed, Draya grew nervous until he turned and reached his hand out to her. “Breakfast?”
Nodding her head, she took his hand and he pulled her from the bed. With her body against his, she felt the erection he tried to hide and felt her insides flutter. He wanted her, he wanted her bad, and she was excited knowing this. She had always thought any man after Damien wouldn’t want her because of what she had become while loving him, but here Liam was. He was undeniably one of the sexiest men she had ever known and in his eyes, she saw temptation, desire, and hunger she had never seen elsewhere. He wanted her as much as she wanted him.
Feeling her breathing increase, Draya closed her eyes, and his lips found their way to her neck. While he placed butterfly kisses all over her neck, she kept her eyes shut, trying to fight down the urge to take it a step further. Her body was screaming for more of his touch and she heard herself moaning involuntarily and wanted to kick herself. Placing her hands on his shoulders to help with the dizzy feeling, she felt like her body was on fire. He was kissing her in all the right places and when he stopped, she felt cheated.
Breathing heavily, he slid his hand down her cheek and forced her eyes open. “Slow.”
“What?” she gasped, feeling the room still spinning.
“We need to go slow with this. I want to see where it goes, but I know what your situation is. I can’t expect your feelings to just disappear.”
“What is this?” she asked, feeling like it was finally the appropriate time.
“I don’t know,” he answered honestly. “I just… I like you, and I don’t want to take advantage.”