DeAnna Felthauser was kind enough to host me at her blog recently and I wanted to introduce my readers to her and her debut series, as well. Dee writes about themes dear to my heart—overcoming past abuse and healing wounded warriors. Can't wait to read this, which is just a couple books down my TBR pile at the moment.
So let me turn this space over to Dee! Be sure to comment for TWO chances to win a free copy of her book, A Million Wishes!
Hello lovelies! I’m a friend of Kally’s and also a self-published author. My name is DeAnna Felthauser and I write steamy romance novels with a military theme. My first book, A Million Wishes, is the first in a series of four books in my “Wishes” series. The hero, Noah, is a Navy SEAL and his one true love is our heroine Mikayla. She’s an aspiring writer and has grown up as a victim of abuse. They both overcome many ups and downs, and deserve their happily ever after. I have been asked about the extent of the abuse in the book and I will let you know it’s not in detail, it just lays down the precedent of the trauma she went through and in no way does it get graphic. I only wanted to show the depth of her heartache and where her fears come from. Mikayla is piece of my heart, and by creating her, it helped me heal, too. Noah is a dreamboat with hurts of his own—a truly good man that every woman deserves. I hope you take the time to read their story, and if you do, I love feedback! Feel free to add me to your social networking sites and chat with me! I’ll leave my links down below.
I want to thank Kally for offering me a spot on her blog this week! I am a HUGE fan of her “Rescue Me” series, so it’s truly an honor to be here and share with all of you. Make sure you read all the way to the end for your chance to win one of two free copies of A Million Wishes!
Blurb for A Million Wishes
Mikayla Johnson... Growing up in a poor, abusive household after her father is killed in a car wreck, Mikayla had very few things in life that gave her joy. Her writing, the old oak tree, her big brother Callum and her childhood crush Noah. Could he help her heal from her past and give her the family she has always wanted?
Noah Cane... Noah is a Navy SEAL war hero coming home to the Georgia peach plantation he was raised on to recover from losing his leg in war. His heart was stolen by Mikayla the moment they met under a peach tree where she was stealing peaches off his parent's property. Can she help him heal from his injuries and give him something worth fighting for?
Join Mikayla and Noah on a whimsical journey of love, passion and the discovery of what they were truly meant to do with their lives. Sit back and enjoy their playful banter and intense loving while they show the town of Sugar Creek what it really means to have a heart of gold.
Excerpt from A Million Wishes
(©DeAnna Felthauser, 2012)
(©DeAnna Felthauser, 2012)
He came out of the bathroom in boxers and nothing else, grabbing her around the waist from behind and swinging her around, carrying her to the bedroom, and plopping her on the soft mattress. “Noah! What are you doing crazy man?” He grinned at her and dived in the bed with her, making a big mess of getting under the covers and playfully whacking her with a pillow before stuffing it under his head. “I’m going to bed what does it look like I’m doing? Turn off the light brat I’m sleepy.” She laughed and tossed his pillow back at him looking disheveled and not quite sure what to do. “You are in MY bed; your bed is in there.” She said, pointing to the living room. He stretched, growling a little and she nearly drooled all over herself watching his muscles ripple from his chest to the band of his boxers. “Hey if you wanna sleep on that crappy sofa, go for it. I have slept in jungles more comfortable than that piece of junk.” Her mouth hung open and she started laughing.
“Now who’s being a brat? That was just rude Noah. Rude!” He reached and tugged her hair grinning like a kid in a candy store. “No. Rude is the fact that you make a guest sleep on that thing. I nearly couldn’t walk this morning. Now are you gonna talk all night or are you gonna c’mere and snuggle with me?” Her mouth opened then shut, shaking her head and turning off the lamp. Obviously she would be stupid to kick him out of bed. So she turned on her side and laid her head on his chest, sliding her arm across his middle and closed her eyes. “Sweet dreams Romeo. Don’t get any idea’s you’re gonna do anything but snuggle. I’m a good girl remember?” He laughed and curled his arm around her and squeezed her to him, kissing the top of her head. “I would never do such a thing babydoll. I am the picture of innocence.” He tilted her chin up and kissed her softly, closing his eyes and feeling more content and lighthearted than he had in years.
Sunday morning rolled around and Miki woke up purring and stretching, feeling pure, warm, hard male pressed against her from behind and Noah’s rough palm idly stroking her skin under her tank top from just below her breasts to just below the waist line of her shorts. Her nipples were tight little buds of pleasure poking out obviously against her shirt. She blushed and turned her head to look at him and smile softly. “Good morning Romeo.” He gave her that heart melting grin, and spoke in his low timber “Good morning babydoll. I could get used to waking up with you curled against me purring like a kitten.” His mouth covered hers and she moaned against his lips, her bottom pressed firmly to his groin. He was rock hard, and instead of it terrifying her, it thrilled her that he wanted her so much. Plus the slow stroke of his hand dipping low on her tummy had her aching so fiercely it was driving her crazy. Her hand reached back to rub down his side and squeeze his hip, it was enough to make him thrust forward and rub his thickness against her soft bottom again, deriving another purr from her lips.
“Noah…I…Ooohhh….” She stopped speaking, unable to say a word when his palm cupped her sex and rubbed in a slow firm circle.
“Mmm, what Miki? Don’t be afraid to say anything. If you want me to stop I will. If you want more, god if you want more, I’ll give it to you. Anything and everything baby.” His voice was husky, raw with desire. She shivered as his warm lips started trailing down her neck, and his teeth scraped that pulsing point that took her breath away. He kept one hand on her clothed mound, and his other reached and grabbed her soft breast, massaging it, pinching first one nipple and rolling it between his thumb and forefinger, then moving to the next. “I’ve never…Noah I’ve never…oh god… please, Noah, don’t stop…” He looked into her beautiful green eyes now all smoky and dark, shocked at her admission of innocence, but wanting even more to please her. He moved his hand off her and she nearly cried when the pressure he’d been placing on her vanished. But it was only gone a few seconds because he slid his hand into her shorts and slipped his fingers between the slick folds of her sex and found her hard little nub of desire and rubbed. Rubbed and circled it, squeezing it between his thumb and finger until she screamed out loud, falling apart, and shaking against him with her head thrown back, and a sexy purr coming from her throat.
Feeling a little breathless yet? –grins- I hope so!!!
A Million Wishes is available now on Amazon.
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Giveaway Times Two!
Now, if you’d like to enter to win a PDF copy of A Million Wishes, it’s really simple! Leave a comment here on Kally’s awesome blog and a winner will be chosen on Monday, March 19, by random draw. Thanks for stopping by and remember to come visit me on my blog and other social sites!