First Comes Desire by Tina Donahue
GENRE: Erotic Historical
On a lush, secluded island, one passionate adventure leads to another….
Diana Fletcher means business. The beautiful, innocent, reverend’s daughter has traveled all the way to a tropical island off Madagascar on a mission: To find her brother—and to punish the man who drove him to a life of piracy. But when she comes face to face with the enemy in question, the handsome, powerfully seductive man is not at all what Diana expected…
Tristan Kent never intended to harm Diana’s brother. A man of humble origins, Tristan claims he tried to save him from another ruthless captain. Diana is desperate to believe he is telling the truth…and that the intoxicating desire that escalates between them is true as well. But can she trust him? Or is Tristan’s story—and his heart—nothing more than fool’s gold? Amid the haze of sensual delights and soaring ecstasy Tristan has in store for her, all will be revealed…
Tristan brushed his lips against hers, teasing, testing. Diana softened beneath him, proving what he needed to know.
Gently, he eased his tongue into her mouth. The world spun, her thrilling heat snatching his breath and thoughts. He explored her intimately, deepening his kiss. Her taste soon belonged to him, his to her. They were no longer separate. He hoped she’d suckle him and deliver pleasure.
She resisted briefly, then coaxed his tongue deeper into her mouth. Pleased beyond belief, he released her wrists, slid his hands over her palms, and laced their fingers.
She yielded fully. She smelled like an English spring, soft rain mixed with fragrant flowers. He didn’t finish their kiss until she smelled of him. Slowly, he withdrew his tongue, lifted his head, and struggled for breath. “Open your eyes.”
Arousal brightened them, her mouth still wet with him, lips slightly bruised from his impassioned kiss.
His spirits soared. “You desired that.”
“I did not.”
As a clergyman’s daughter, she was a poor liar and would never fool him. “Then I’ll have to continue until you do.”
He kissed her, tenderly at first, then hard and greedy. She whimpered in what sounded like pleasure but held back, not giving herself fully. Finally, she tore her mouth free.
He pressed his lips to her neck. Her breath spilled out on a contented sigh, telling him what words never could. “I’ll not deliver you to Bishop. You belong to me.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tina Donahue is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). She’s featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, Tina worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
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As I write this, I’ve just finished First Comes Desire. Wow. That’s what first comes to mind. Donahue channels her inner Johanna Lindsey for this one, though she brings her unique flair for writing great characters, excellent pacing, and steamy sex scenes. I grew up reading JL, where I first fell in love with dashing pirates and the strong women they love. Donahue’s hero is dashing and debonair, a dangerous angel come to steal a reader’s heart. Unfortunately he can only ever be a book boyfriend because his heart belongs to Diana. From page 1, he’s smitten. Everything he says and does is to woo Diana and win her heart. Along the way she teaches him that friendship and respect are equally important. I liked Diana. Her spirit and grit make you want a happy ending for them all–including the islanders and Diana’s little brother, Peter, the boy who started this whole mess by trying to become a pirate.
As an added bonus, the BDSM parts of me loved the significance of the marriage collar in lieu of a wedding ring. Very sexy. You’re going to love this one. Once I picked this up, I neglected my own writing until I finished. Bravo, Tina. Well done, and thank you for this delicious diversion.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Tina will be awarding ebook copies of the three titles in her Dangerous Desires series – Loving Lies (Book One), Wicked Whispers (Book Two), and Passionate Pursuit (Book Three) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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