I've been buried in edits, trying to get my new novel ready for submission. And I just sent it off! I'm so tempted to share one of the many kisses in Rajasthani Moon, but I don't want to tempt fate. I almost never share uncontracted work, and I already broke that rule once this week!
Instead, I'll give you the first kiss in my romantic BDSM tale, Reunion. You'll find this story in my collection Just a Spanking. It's also available as a free read on my website.
After you savor my snog, go visit Victoria Blisse, the queen of snogging, and read her kiss and those of the other authors who are joining in the fun this Sunday!
Three years since I last saw him, and now his plane is late. I perch on the
edge of the chair across from the American Airlines desk where he told me to
meet him, tension winding me tighter with every moment.
It's always like this. My chest aches. It's difficult to breathe. My
nipples are as taut and swollen as if he already had them wrapped in elastic
bands. I try not to be distracted by the stickiness between my bare thighs. I
glance at the arrivals screen. His flight has just landed. Ten minutes,
fifteen at most, before I can expect him. I fill my lungs deliberately and try
to slow my racing pulse.
I hover between joy and terror. It has been so long, too long. What will he
think of me, the strands of gray in my hair, the new wrinkles? What will he
ask of me? Will I be able to give him what he needs? I remember other
reunions, too few, too short. No time for more than a few kisses, a few
playful swats on my bared butt.
I remember lying on his lap in Golden Gate
Park, my skirt flipped up around my waist. I can precisely recreate my shame
and my excitement. I recall slouching down in the front seat of his car in a
dark, sweltering parking garage, while he unbuttoned my blouse and dabbled his
fingers in my cunt, naming me as his slut. A few hours every few years is all
we manage, a country and my marriage separating us even as our history and our
fantasies draws us together.
Today will be different. I've booked us a hotel room, in this city where
neither of us live. We have the entire day. My husband waits for me at home,
while I wait here in the airport for my master.
I don't call him that to his face. He'd mock me, his voice bitter. "If I
were your master, I'd simply order to you leave him and come to me, and you
would." He doesn't give me that order, although I suspect that he's
tempted. He refrains, out of respect for me and my choices, or maybe in fear
that his power over me is not as great as he would like to imagine. He spares
us both, and I'm grateful, though now, waiting, burning to see him again, I
almost wish that he'd put me to that ultimate test and take away the awful
yearning that I feel when we're apart.
Every one of my senses is on alert, yet he manages to surprise me. I'm
looking toward the gates. He comes from the other direction and calls to me
I start and then laugh nervously. When I stand up, my bag tumbles off my
lap to the floor, toys clattering inside. "You're here!" I feel clumsy, silly,
stupid, but when he bends to kiss me, everything but the joy disappears. I'm
flooded with it, gasping, overwhelmed.
In his limbs I feel his pitiless strength. His lips, though, are gentle,
questioning. Am I still his? I melt, open my mouth and my mind to him. Does he
sense the answer? Sometimes I am certain that he reads my thoughts. He laughs
ironically and calls me suggestible. I don't know what to believe, which suits
him perfectly. He wants me a bit off-balance.
I struggle to act normal, as if I were just meeting an old friend. "How was
your flight? Did you have trouble with your connections? What about your
baggage? Is that the only jacket you have? October here can be kind of
"Hush," he says, laying a blunt finger upon my lips. "Don't chatter. Take
me to the hotel."