Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hot Angels

As part of the Hot Angels/Cool Demons blog tour, I figured I should show off my "hot angel", Gabriel, from FALLING HARD.

Gabriel is everything you love to hate in a celebrity. He’s a rock star. A hard-living, selfish musician whose music causes radio stations to go crazy with the bleeping, whose dirty jeans and Strokes t-shirt becomes immediate high fashion with misguided teenagers, and whose self-destructive behaviour makes everyone else shake their head. A bad boy of rock and roll--and he has all the angst and baggage that goes along with it. But after a devastating loss a year ago, he's tried to set his life to rights and may finally be on the right track...

Until he discovers he and the devil share a soul and that Lucifer will stop at nothing to use Gabriel as his ticket to living and breathing once more.

The only thing standing between Gabriel and destruction is the angel Amelia. The opposite of him in every way. Light to his dark. Calm to his anger and pain. Gabriel's turbulent emotions too often get the better of him, while Amelia's concrete control over hers only makes him want to work harder to ruffle her feathers.

As the darkness grows inside him, Gabriel begins to think not even Amelia can save him, and why should she? He has never doubted he was no good and he definitely doesn't deserve to be saved. How can Gabriel fight something he can't see, that's inside of him, a part of him? Should he even try?

Find out in FALLING HARD from Carina Press!

"Rocker. Emotionally scarred bad boy. Literal inner demons. Possible apocalypse. OK; truth be told, this book had me at the “rocker” and the rest was just icing on an already tempting brownie." ~ from BJ at Dark Side of the Covers Reviews

Don't forget! Commenters here and on the rest of the blog tour are eligible for great prizes! I'll be giving away a copy of FALLING HARD and a set of my romance trading cards! 

Excerpt:


Amelia circled until she could look into his hard face. Despite his public success and wealth, Gabriel’s was a face that had lived with much pain. She knew better than most what he’d gone through, since she had been there, seen it happen.


She’d experienced it with the detachment of her emotionless existence, but now there were too many feelings warring within her, swamping her with hurt and guilt and loneliness. All the images of 

Gabriel's past came back to haunt her. Amelia didn’t know how to make them stop. Maybe she deserved to feel his pain now as if it were her own.

She did the only thing she could think of. She leaned forward and pressed her mouth softly to his, kissing him.

The sharp electric shock flaring between them was instantaneous. A stronger, deeper expression of the awareness and heat that had been building inside her, simmering just under the surface since their first meeting.

Spooked, she pulled back almost instantly, but Gabriel growled deeply and followed her. He wrapped his arms around her waist, crushing his lips to hers in firm, unrelenting hunger. It felt alien and wonderful at the same time. Amelia couldn’t fight it, however wrong, however forbidden. She wanted to explore these feelings she’d been given, was tired of pretending she didn’t have them.

After only a brief hesitation, she slid her hands up his chest, twined her fingers around his neck. The measured beating of her heart was a deafening hammering in her ears. She felt it pounding away and wondered if Gabriel could feel it too.

His soft lips felt sinful, so incredible. She moaned and Gabriel responded in kind, pressing for more, sliding his tongue over the seam of her lips before slipping inside to sweep her mouth. Again and again until she matched him, giving him her tongue so that they dueled together in a slick, sensual challenge.

Her gasp broke through their heavy breathing and deep kisses as Gabriel’s hands pushed beneath the hem of her shirt. His calloused fingers were rough on the smooth skin of her waist, up the length of her spine, splaying over her back and pressing her closer to him as if they could melt into each other and become one person.


Regret and disappointment. That’s what she felt when he finally broke away to look into her face. Her gaze was caught by the drugging temptation of his mouth, and she self-consciously bit her lip against the urge to kiss him again.


Don't forget to visit all the other participants of the Hot Angels/Cool Demons blog tour!



Nov.13
Misty Malone

Nov.14
Jay Di Meo
Nov.15
 Ellis Carrington
Nov.16
Daniel Christian Juris
Nov.17
JK Coi
Nov.18
Kiki Howell
Nov.19
Michael Mandrake
Nov.20
Angel Martinez
Nov.21
Marie Dees
Nov.22
Sara York
Nov.23
Barbara Elsborg
Nov.24
Hayley B. James
Nov.25
Ryssa Edwards
Nov.26
Andi Anderson
Nov.27
Arlene Webb
Nov.28
Diane Hartsock
Nov.29
Kiernan Kelly
Nov.30
Tour Wrap Up
Jay Di Meo, Misty Malone, & Marie Dees

11 comments:

Arlene said...

Regret and disapointment after that hot kiss? Oh yeah, I've added another to my reading list. Great excerpt. A rock star sharing a soul with the devil is a twist that promises one interesting read.

Michael said...

Looks like a great read!

Michael Mandrake

:D

Barbara Elsborg said...

It sounds a fascinating premise!! I just love bad rock stars!!! Add angels or demons and its a perfect mix.

Jay Di Meo said...

Great post and a great-sounding story! I can't wait to read it. :)

Kiki Howell - Author said...

This sounds really good! Not only do I love angel and demon stories, but married to a musician, I love the rocker part as well.

J.K. Coi said...

Hi everyone, and thanks so much for stopping by! I had some technical difficulties this morning, so I'm sorry if I lost some of your comments :(

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

This looks marvelous and I definitely want to read more! Loving the blog tour and catching up on sites I've missed.
Thank you for the blog tour, and I'm loving reading angels and demons...*S*
Thank you!

Darcy
pommawolf @hotmail.com

Loveless3173 said...

yum! <3 looks great! xD
definitely adding to my "must read" :D

Judi P
arella3173_loveless @ yahoo.com

booklover0226 said...

Wow, J.K., what a kickin' excerpt. Oh yes, I'm adding Falling hard to my must have list.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Sara York said...

Wow, that sounds really good.

Hayley B. James said...

Sounds wonderful. Might need to snag this one for the long weekend.