Twenty Questions: An Excerpt from “Again for the First Time”

First, for those who don’t already know, “Again for the First Time” is my upcoming interracial romance novel (bw/wm), being released January 23rd, 2015! Can’t wait! Until then, feel free to check out the blurb and other info about the book here, or check out the trailer if you haven’t done so already 😀

Now… this excerpt was pulled from a scene where the couple decides to play a game during a power outage. Lissette, my heroine, has a fear of thunderstorms; however, Luke, the leading man, has come up with an interesting way to keep her mind off the thunder and lightnig. His plan? Get her to focus her attention… elsewhere 🙂

Enjoy and feel free to comment below!!

Excerpt from Lissette’s point of view: Twenty Questions


“Eleven: biggest turn off during sex.”

I smiled and looked down. “Mmmm…  I guess I’d have to say being spanked. I always think the guy has some sort of sick incest fantasy that he’s trying to fulfill or something.”

The sound of Luke laughing made me look up. “I’ll keep that in mind.”

I frowned. “Ew. You don’t do that, do you?” The question came out quiet, like I was nervous of what his response might be, which made him crack up even harder.

“No, but if I did, I wouldn’t tell you. Not after that rationale you just gave.”

I shrugged. “Just makes sense to me. Kids get spanked, not grown women you’re having sex with.”

“Since we’re on the subject,” Luke said, a devilish grin taking over his expression.  “Twelve: favorite position?”

I sighed and stared at the ceiling while I thought about it. “I honestly don’t think I have one. If a guy really knows what he’s doing, he can make any position my favorite.”

Luke raised an eyebrow and gave a half-smile. Clearly, he liked my answer.  “Thirteen: Are you for or against oral sex?”

“Giving it or getting it?”

He shrugged. “Both.”

“For it… and for it.”

That slick smile came back, but he moved on. “Fourteen: When’s the last time you had sex?”

I shifted in my seat as I thought back. “Six months.”

He didn’t say anything right away and I imagined he assumed I was speaking about Gerard. Unfortunately, I was.

“Fifteen: How long do you intend to make me wait?”

I grinned up at him. “It fluctuates,” I admitted. “My original intention? A month at least, but when I’m around you… I find myself rethinking that.”

He chuckled a little and rubbed the stubble on his chin slowly when he looked away. That was the truth. Usually, I make a guy wait until we’ve been at it a good four weeks before giving up the goods. But the man before me was so incredibly sexy, so irresistible, that I was finding it difficult to hold to that rule. It wasn’t even anything in particular that he did—well not intentionally. It was in the way his eyes seemed to dim when he’d think about making love to me, which was fairly often. It was his physique, his mannerisms. Hell, even his teeth were sexy to me. I’d had more than one fantasy about him placing soft bites all over my body. The sound of him clearing his throat snatched me from my inner thoughts.

“Sixteen: What were you thinking when we were lying in bed last night and I touched you?” He looked me up and down, wetting his lips.

I released a slow breath and tried to focus on my response instead of my body’s memory of how he’d made me feel, of the effect his touch had on me. “Well… mostly I was self-conscious because you wouldn’t let me freshen up.” He chuckled a little at that and then his eyes dimmed in that way they do. “But once I got over that… I was thinking about how badly I didn’t want you to stop.”

The smile slowly faded and his teeth clamped the side of his lip while he thought.  I could feel my pulse throbbing behind my ears while I watched him watch me.

“Seventeen: Do you touch yourself?”

As uncomfortable as the question made me, I had to answer because he didn’t shy away when I asked him the same thing. “Sometimes.”

“Eighteen: Fingers or toys?” He asked. “Please say fingers,” he added with a whisper and a smile.

I inhaled sharply and tried desperately not to look away from him. Nervous, I scratched the side of my neck. “I don’t have toys.”

His teeth sank into his lip again as he stared at me without even a hint of a smile.  The dimness returned to his eyes, leaving me to feel naked under his gaze. “Nineteen: What do you fantasize about when you do it?”

I exhaled and started feeling dizzy. “Lately? Just you.”

He nodded slowly as if he already knew that would be my answer. “When you asked me about pleasuring myself, you had a look on your face.”

“A look?”  I asked, half-dazed.

He nodded, still keeping his eyes trained on me. “Like you were curious.” He paused, but only for a second before asking his final question – a question that stole the breath I’d just inhaled.

“Twenty: Would you like to watch?”

A chill ran down my spine and again I shifted in my seat. He stared back at me with a dead-serious look on his face, waiting for me to respond. His eyes carved away at me, digging to the root of my subconscious, drawing out the answer he wanted to hear… the answer I wanted to give.



Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek 🙂 Just a reminder, the book will be available January 23rd on Amazon as well as other major retailers. Thanks for stopping by!



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Posted on December 22, 2014, in author, interracial romance, romance, writer, writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I Really enjoyed the conversation between the characters. It was the kind of foreplay that draws you in and gets you very invested in what comes next.

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