Hello readers! We're back with our annual celebration of people of color in romance novels. This event is organised by my lovely writer friends +Nana Prah and +Empi Baryeh and yours truly.
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In the meantime, I'm sharing an excerpt from Kola, the 4th book in the Essien Series.
"Let me do that for you."
The sexy, masculine voice sounded so close. So intimate. A shiver ran down her spine. She glanced over her shoulder at the man standing beside her. Her pulse skyrocketed.
Kola. Tall, dark, and hot in his tuxedo suit, the silk jacket stretched across wide chest and shoulders, the trousers hugging well-toned thigh muscles.
A throbbing began between her legs, matching the pulsing in her chest. Her gaze travelled up to his face. He stared at her with a bemused expression. Her cheeks heated. He'd caught her staring.
He was her cousin, for goodness’ sake. Lusting after him could only lead to trouble. For one, she had a fiancé. Secondly, incest was taboo. She couldn’t blame her response on alcohol. She hadn't taken a sip yet. It must be that she'd never seen him in such a formal outfit before. It looked too damn good on him.
"Let me," he said. Although his voice sounded gentle, there lay something unyielding in the tone.
A shimmer of heat washed over her skin. She cleared her throat and said, "Of course."
As he gripped the back of the chair, his fingers brushed hers. A shard of electricity travelled through her and she dropped her hand.
"Here." He pulled the chair back.
"Thanks," she replied and settled into the seat.
"You're welcome," he said and lowered his head to only inches from her face, one arm resting on the table, the other on the chair back. With no one else close by, the stance spoke of intimacy. Her hands trembled. For one crazy moment, she thought he would brush his lips against her skin. She tilted her head and met his gaze. His eyes reminded her of chocolate, and his skin of dark-roasted coffee beans. Two food items she could never resist.
"Here you are."
The sound of someone else's presence broke the spell on her.
Kola straightened. "You look stunning tonight, Tari."
Before she could respond, he walked away. Tari gave her attention to Natasha, glad for the interruption. She didn't know what the hell just happened and she wasn't even going to bother analysing it.
Here's the blurb
When sassy heiress Tari Essien needs a place to escape the pressures of the hounding press, she turns to Kola Banks, a deeply scarred ex-soldier who's also the Essien chief of security. Kola can't offer Tari anything more than his protection. She's family, for goodness sake, even if they share no blood ties.
It’s a weekend of lessons for both of them. Together, they can't avoid the explosive heat that sizzles between them, nor help pushing each others' boundaries physically as well as emotionally.
But when the weekend ends and Tari's life is in danger, will Kola put his body as well as his heart in the line of fire to keep her safe?
For where to get a copy of Kola, visit http://www.kirutaye.com/booklist/kola
If you haven't read any of the books in the Essien series, book 1: Keeping Secrets is currently available to download for FREE. http://www.kirutaye.com/booklist/keeping-secrets
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