Sunday Sneak Peek – April Emerson

Coming December 4th from The Writer’s Coffee Shop….


Out of the Dark by April Emerson
You can view the book trailer here.
He pulls a grape from the bunch, and his gaze is glued to mine. “Come here.”I walk toward him. My will to do anything else is nonexistent. I stand just a breath away.

“Close your eyes,” he says. My heart rate increases and beads of sweat begin to drip down my back—possibly from the sun, but most likely from Stefan—as I obey. “Open your mouth.” He commands me, and with my eyes closed, his voice sounds so haunting, so suave. Again, I do as he says. The flesh of the fruit is pressed against my lips, and he runs it around my mouth but doesn’t place it inside. Then, he removes it. “Lick your lips.”

I do as he says. The flavor is sharp and tart, but there’s a lingering sweetness. I say nothing, but with eyes closed, I await further instructions and am not disappointed.

This time his voice is even closer, and I feel his hand on my hip. “Open again.”

I part my lips, and the small fruit is placed inside. I let it roll around my tongue before puncturing its flesh, and the sweet, tart flavor overwhelms my taste buds. It’s heaven. As I chew and swallow the fruit, I’m aware of his hand on my body, and though my eyes are closed, I can feel his gaze all over me.

His grip tightens momentarily, and he slides his hands up my back and into my hair. “Open your eyes.” As soon as I do, he tugs my head back and touches his lips to mine, sharing in the sweet flavor of the grape.

His kiss is slow at first, then our tongues touch, and I taste only him. I slide my arms around his shoulders and pull him into me. I want him to know that I want this. I want him.

My neck sways to the side as he forces my mouth open further, and he lets out a moan. It’s a guttural sound filled with desire. His hand slides down my back . . . He stops.

“Please,” I beg, but he shakes his head.

“I’m finding it very difficult to remain a gentleman around you.”

I raise my eyebrow. “So, don’t.”


  1. Jack Flacco · September 28, 2014

    Wow! *fans self* It’s getting hot in here or is it me? Love the phrasing and imagery. Beautiful writing. 🙂

    • Sandi · September 29, 2014

      I’ll share this with her. lol What I really liked about her excerpt was that it was so sensual without being dirty. Gives someone new appreciation for food. 😉

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