Sunday, 6 May 2012

BLISSE KISS SPRING FLING - The Relic - Action/Adventure novel

Hey everyone. I'm participating in the brilliant Victoria Blisse's BLISSE KISS SPRING FLING!

Below you'll find my Sunday Snog from my action adventure book THE RELIC

After you've read it, leave me a comment (and your email address) to be in the running to win an eBook.  You have until May 10th to do this!

Then head on over to Victoria's BLISSEKISS website for a chance to win lots of prizes. All the authors in the promotion will be offering a prize, and you'll find the links to them there - but you must comment on the posts to be in the running. Click HERE


They used to be a great team, but could they forget the past long enough to save their lives?

Finding herself in the wilds of a Penang rainforest wasn't something Magda was exactly happy about. Being there on a mission to recover an ancient relic that threatened world peace certainly had its appeal, but the heat, the bugs and wild animals quickly cancelled out any of the excitement of the chase. Adding to her misery was the arrival on the scene of the last person she ever wanted to cross paths with. Vincent Stone, her rival in the search for the relic, and her ex-lover. The man who'd ripped out her heart and trampled on it had no business being in the same country as her, let alone the same town.

Vincent isn't doing much better as he tries to remember why he'd broken it off with her. She made him feel more than anyone else but in his line of work, and with his past history, he didn't have room for a relationship. But damn, she made him want one.

Fate has a way of playing with realities though and as they teamed up they both came to realise that sometimes it was better to just go with the flow. They used to be a great team, but could they forget the past long enough to save their lives?


In this snog scene - Magda and Vince are captive in a deep pit in the jungles of Penang. They're about to spring out of their prison, so I thought it was a perfect selection for the Blisse Kiss Spring Fling!


     Magda woke to someone squeezing her shoulder. She tried in vain to push the hand away, but it persisted.
     “Mags,” a voice whispered. Hot breath tickled her ear as the voice got closer. “Mags, it’s time.”
     Time? Huh? She opened her eyes, looking around her with fuzzy vision. Where was she again?
     “Mags, we have to get moving. They’ve been quiet for about an hour now, and we don’t have much time. Are you okay to stand?”
     Oh shit. She remembered now. The pit. They had to climb out of the pit. “Sure, I’m fine. Just give me a minute.”
     Reaching above her head, she stretched her arms, before circling her head for a couple of neck stretches to work out the incredibly stiff kinks she felt. Vincent was doing the same, although she noticed he was still seriously favouring his injured side. It must hurt like hell, but he was being a big man and not complaining. She had to give him that. He was no whiner.
     Holding on to the wall for balance, she stood. She rubbed her arms vigorously to counter the fact that the temperature had dropped considerably since she’d fallen asleep. She held her hand out to Vince to offer assistance, but he wasn’t having any of it, shaking his head as he struggled to get up.
     “It’s easier if I do it myself, Mags. I know which bits hurt.”
     Fine, if that’s the way he wants to play it, let him! Listening to his muffled curses, she walked to the other side of the pit where Vince had made the rough steps in the rock. She hitched her breath when she realised it wasn’t going to be as easy as she’d first thought. The angle of the wall was almost completely vertical, and some parts of it angled in toward the pit, so gravity was not going to help her here.
     The knot in her stomach grew tighter as she thought about the alternatives of not trying. She’d managed to piss off Thornton and his guards, so they would be out for revenge first chance they got. She shuddered as she remembered the lascivious sneer of the one guard as he’d gotten great enjoyment out of cutting her shirt off her and leering at her breasts.
She jumped when a pair of hands closed over her shoulders and a firm body leaned into her back. Her head slipped back to listen as Vincent’s warm breath whispered in her ear.
     “Are you going to be okay with this?”
     No. “Yes. It’s a piece of cake.”
     Cool lips touched her neck and she shivered again, although this time not from the cold.
     “You are braver than any woman I know, Mags,” he said as he smoothed a lock of hair behind her ear. “Never doubt that you can do it. I don’t.”
     Aw shit. Why did he have to be so sweet when she was trying to get him out of her system? She turned to face him and cupped his face with her hands. “For an arrogant bastard, you say the sweetest things, Stone.”
     Then she kissed him softly, pouring out all her feelings into that brief touch of soft skin to soft skin. Even though she knew he would never fully be hers, for this poignant moment in time, they were the only man and woman on the planet. When she pulled away, Vincent was as breathless as she was, and his sexy smile gave her strength.
     Breathing out on a sigh, she turned back to the wall. “Let’s get this show on the road.”

Click HERE to buy this great adventure book!

And don't forget you have until 10 May to leave a comment and your email address to go in the draw to win an ebook copy of your choice from my backlist!

Then pop on over to the Blisse Kiss website and read all the other lovely snogs!


Victoria Blisse said...

Wow, exciting stuff and a great kiss. Thanks for joining in the Spring Fling!

Tee said...

This sounds like a great read....

teemich AT gmail DOT com

Tawnya Peltonen said...

Great excerpt! And such a sweet kiss.

bn100 said...

Very nice excerpt. The book sounds good.


Maggie Nash said...

Thanks Victoria!

Maggie Nash said...

Thanks Tee.

I thinks so, but I'm a bit biased!

Maggie Nash said...

Thank you Tawnya :-)

Yes, it's probably the tamest one in the book LOL

Maggie Nash said...

Thanks bn100!

The book is one of my faves :-)

Lisabet Sarai said...

Nothing like a bit of life-threatening action to turn up the heat, Maggie!

Happy Spring!

booklover0226 said...

OH, some romance and adventure; I like that combination. I'm adding The Relic to my must have list.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Maggie Nash said...

Absolutely Lisabet :-) And there's a lot of that in this book!

Maggie Nash said...

Hi Tracey...romance with adventure adds another dimension doesn't it! Gotta love that action!

Mel Bourn said...

I love the "putting the past behind them" stories." Add a little romance and adventure, something is sure happen. This is going on my summer TBR for sure.
bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Great teaser of an excerpt! Sounds like a good read, i'm off to find out more.

Yvette said...

Love the excerpt and the cover!

Meljprincess said...

Um Um..yummy kiss! THE RELIC sounds good, Maggie.

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Maggie Nash said...

Thanks Mel. Yes, it shows character growth which makes for a better story I reckon!

Thanks Suz :-) I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks Yvette and Meljprincess for dropping by!

I'll be drawing the winner very soon..

Denise Z said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get spring blisse kiss :)


Shadow said...

Aww. Sweet kiss! What else happens on the road? hehe

Maggie Nash said...

And the winner is - meljprincess!

I'll be emailing you soon!