The Guardian Of My Soul
Soul’s Desire Series
“The Guardian Of My Soul” is the first book in the Soul’s Desire Series, and tells the story of Kristen and Alec, two people who struggle with one another, as well as with their own fears and insecurities.
Some have said “The Guardian of my Soul” is “The Bodyguard” meets “Taming of the Shrew”, a compelling look at two people who find they have more in common than they ever dreamed.
Kristen Mancuso, daughter of a renowned fashion designer has everything her heart desires, and yet she’s still unhappy. After her father’s death, her mother’s overprotectiveness has prevented Kristen from choosing her own path in life, and she often feels as if she's a prisoner in her own home. Kristen thought her twenty-first birthday would magically bring her the freedom she craved. She was wrong. When her mother hires Alec Warner to be her personal bodyguard, Kristen rebels against it, unaware of the true reasons why he’s needed and the very real danger threatening her safety. Having someone shadow her every move is the last thing she wants. Alec is handsome, intimidating and determined to stand between Kristen and anyone who would harm her.
Kristen doesn’t know what to do with Alec. She’s drawn to him, and while he is committed to his job, he refuses to allow her to control him the way she does with other men. Their relationship is volatile and explosive, yet they discover they have more in common than they ever dreamed. Together they face demons from their past and secrets which could tear them apart.
Alec and Kristen fight their attraction for one another, but that’s one battle where losing may very well give them everything their souls desire…
Meet the two leading characters:
The heady smell of male fragrance filled my senses and my heavy eyelids jerked open. In a corner of my moonlit room Alec sat quietly in an armchair. I jumped with a start the moment our eyes met, the throbbing in my chest almost suffocating me.
He stood up and walked toward me gracefully, visibly not affected that I’d caught him in my room staring at me in the middle of the night.
I looked at him speechless and grabbed the blanket, pulling it up to my neck. I clenched my fists around it to block his view of my eager body.
“What are you doing here?” My voice was soft and trembling.
He gazed at me, but didn’t answer. He climbed next to me in bed and I scooted to the far edge of it, but he was faster and lowered himself on top of me, trapping me beneath him. His eyes were glued to my mouth and I knew he was about to kiss me.
Strangely, I didn’t protest and when his lips brushed mine I gently parted them to allow his tongue to join the game. I loved the swirl of his tongue against mine and my arms wrapped around his neck, welcoming him.
The unfathomable physical attraction and the sexual tension floating in the air were enough to make me lose my head and allow him to do things I would have normally forbidden him to do.
A sob tore through my throat as he kissed me with searing passion, his hot body melting into mine and pressing me against the mattress. Threading his fingers through my long hair, he released my mouth and nibbled my earlobe, eliciting a soft moan from me. Next, he traced a line along the curve of my neck, leaving a trail of wet kisses all the way to my chest. With deft fingers he grabbed the soft fabric of my nightgown and pulled it down, exposing my breasts and hardened nipples. His hot breath fanned over them and his sexy groan sent a shock wave of pleasure racing through me, bursting out toward my fingers and toes. When his lips locked around one nipple I sobbed out loud with relief and impatience. He bit it gently in response, arousing me beyond my belief.
Alec’s hand reached beneath my nightgown and he groaned when he found no underwear to stop him. My legs spread of their own accord when he began touching me intimately, probing at my liquid center, expertly circling my most sensitive spot. I ground myself against his hand and next thing I knew he’d slipped down there, pushing my thighs wider still, his eyes feasting greedily on my smooth, creamy skin. Alec buried his face into me and licked feverishly until my legs wobbled. Reaching down, I passed my fingers through his hair, all the while biting my lips to muffle my cries of pure bliss.
Alec looked up at me and I was captured in his gaze. I watched him watching me as he sucked and nipped at me until I felt myself falling. The sensation became so intense I just had to close my eyes.
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A New Release from Emily A. Lawrence...
A Dream Come True
Weekend Getaways Series
“A Dream come True” is the third book in my “Weekend Getaways Series” published by Secret Cravings Publishing, continuing the story of Carly and Robert. You can find the previous two (Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul --- Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings) at the following link:
Hope lit up Carly’s heart as she could finally express her needs and wishes, no longer afraid to voice her thoughts. After putting aside her troubled past with her abusive ex husband, Carly began a new chapter in her life along with her new husband, Robert, the man who had brought her more joy than she had ever thought possible. After having the wedding of her dreams, Robert surprised her with a romantic honeymoon at a cabin in Alaska, just a few days before Christmas. But, in spite of all the happiness, the sight of the Christmas tree brought back sad memories that Robert fought to help her overcome. What more was left for her life to be complete? Could all of Carly’s dreams come true at Christmas?
Carly woke up to soft kisses being pressed against her forehead and cheek. She glanced around the cottage for a moment through half-hooded eyes before she looked up to find Robert hovering over her. His eyes brimmed with affection, and his smile was full of caring. What better way to wake up? She couldn’t think of anything else at the moment.
“You fell asleep. Breakfast’s ready,” he said, and she hoisted herself to a sitting position on the couch to make room for him to sit down next to her. As she straightened her back and yawned, her gaze locked on the Christmas tree for a moment, but then dropped to the food on the coffee table. Her mouth watered at the sight of cheese scrambled eggs with onions, tomatoes and peppers.
Taking a mouthful and savoring the delicious taste of his food, Carly turned to him. “Our wedding picture in the bedroom…I didn’t see it last night.”
He grinned, moving his hand slowly up and down her back. “I wanted you to have a pleasant surprise when you woke up. Did it work?”
She nodded and offered him a sweet smile. “So, you hung the picture on the wall, cleaned up the bathroom, arranged our clothes in the walk-in closet, went out to get a Christmas tree…did you at least sleep with me last night?”
His burning eyes strayed from the food to her and the look on his face darkened with lust. “Hell yeah, I did!” he replied in a mischievous tone, stroking her thigh all the way from the knee to her hip.
Carly couldn’t help the giggle that escaped her with his answer. “Crazy!” She tousled his hair playfully. “You know that’s not what I meant.”
“I slept, but woke up early. You were so tired you didn’t even move all night.” He kissed her hair before he resumed eating. “Will you help me decorate the tree?”
Carly hesitated for a moment, but then gave him a light nod. “I missed the smell of fir…so much.” She looked around. The fire roared in the fireplace, the tree waited to be decorated, a mug of hot chocolate rested on the coffee table, and she sat comfortably on the couch with the man she loved, her husband. “This is just…perfect.”
“I never want to see you sad again,” Robert said, distracting her from her thoughts.
Carly put the fork down and settled on his lap, her arms circling his neck. He smiled and fed her himself, eating together until there was nothing left on either plate. “You really enjoy pampering me, don’t you?” she asked him, getting up and approaching the tree with her mug.
“It’s my new favorite hobby,” he replied, causing her to shake her head, giggling.
An hour later they both sat and admired their tree. Carly beat back the tears burning the back of her eyelids. Leaning into his chest, he circled her waist with his arm. “Our first Christmas together. Our first tree. How did I get so lucky all of a sudden?” She looked up at him, placing her palms on his bulged pecs.
Without a warning, Robert leaned over and captured her mouth in a searing kiss. Their lips melded with a perfect harmony of give and take. Carly felt his fingers tracing idle patterns down her back as they kissed. He gently suckled her tongue into his mouth and rubbed it with his own in a tender caress. Then he nibbled at her lower lip and soothed the minor sting with his tongue.
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With the release of the third book in the series, “Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul – Book 1” is now free on Amazon for the weekend (13th-15th of December):
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Emily A. Lawrence lives in Transylvania with her family, hence her love for vampires and paranormal books. She is extremely passionate about fiction and has been writing stories, mostly fan fiction, for years now, but only began thinking seriously about publishing approximately a year ago. Having her family's support, and encouraged by friends and fellow authors, she pursued her dream of becoming a published author.
Emily loves creating new characters with whom readers can identify themselves, and losing herself in their worlds. Usually, she writes contemporary romance in three heat levels: sweet, sensual and erotic. However, she would like to try her hand at other genres one day, such as paranormal or mystery.
When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, new sceneries, food and meeting new people, or simply reading a good book.
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