Today on the Magic of Solstice blog tour we welcome Jan Marie.
Jan shares with us an excerpt of her paranormal romance, Angelic Confessions.
I awoke to the feeling of being encased in luscious warmth so I nuzzled into it more.
“Are you nuzzling me?” I heard Pio’s voice underneath me. I opened my eyes wide finding myself lying against Pio in his lap. I jumped up him sliding off his lap, stumbling to my feet. How long had he been holding me? “I was not.” I said defensively.
“Fine if you say so,” he said as he rose raising his hands in surrender. “You should get dressed then,” he said motioning me up and down. Again the familiar heat rose to my cheeks. Ugh! The man was incorrigible. I stomped away to dress in a simple medium length white dress with a red sash that tied in the back. Still fuming in my mind I tried to tie the sash behind me, when I felt Pio’s hands take over. The man confused me. A total jerk one second, kind and gentle the next.
“Why do you have to be such a jerk?” I said exhaustedly.
“Well, I have been called worse, and by my own men too….”
I turned to face him wondering if he was insane. “Don’t you miss your former duties? Why are you watching over me? I-” He took my face in his hands as my breath caught in my chest. “No, you are not. Your Father requested me, but I was honored he trusted me to do so.”
“Thank you,” I said slipping his warm hands from my face. I then smiled sweetly clasping my hands behind my back. “I am fine now.” Pio dropped his head wearily, as he went and collapsed onto my bed. “You’re going to give me grey hairs now.”
“Angel’s don’t get grey hairs do they?” I said slinking myself back towards my door. Just as I turned to grab the handle a hand instantly slapped onto my wrist.
“Oh no you don’t,” he said as he slipped his arms around my waist swinging me around.
“Let me go,” I glowered tugging at his arms around my waist.
“But you were nuzzling me before,” he whined.
“I thought you were a pillow.” I glowered.
“No you did not think I was a pillow,” he smiled against my cheek.
“Okay! I didn’t you win,” I said giving up when there was a sudden knock on my door. We both looked up surprised as he let me go. I walked over to the door oddly feeling naked without his arms around me. I quickly shook that thought out of my head as I opened the door to reveal Raphael. “How are you feeling Princess?” Raphael beamed cheerfully. “I am better, thank you,” I curtsied.
“May I speak with your guardian for just a moment?” Raphael looked over at Pio and I looked back to see Pio nod; he then walked out with Raphael as he closed the door behind them. I crouched down putting my ear to the door to listen.
“I’m fine, Raphael, thank you. I will do as our Lord requests. She is listening by the door by the way.” I gasped as the door swung open and out I splattered onto the marble floor. “Very well then,” Raphael said. I looked up to see Raphael pat Pio on the shoulder with a weary look as then he walked away. I stood up and bowed before Pio.
“I am sorry for listening!”
“You are an impossible girl, aren’t you?” I winced as he put his finger under my chin lifting up my face to look at him.
“And you still like me right?” I smiled sweetly. He chuckled. “Yes, I do, though I cannot let this misbehavior slide,” he scolded as I stood up straight a bit shocked.
“Pioooo,” I pouted. He intertwined his hand with mine and pulled me along to leave. “Father gave me permission to punish as needed.”
“Father did not!” I choked. He looked back at me smiling quite mischievously. “Let’s go now, naughty girl.”
Some of the authors visiting Paws 4 Thought want to introduce us to their furry friends. Here are the kitties that live with Jan Marie. Kitkat (the cute black and white one) and Heizy (the tabby, AKA Jedi kitty!)
Jan Marie is an establish online article writer. Mostly self trained with only attending one Rock Valley College writing course she first broke into the comic book writing scene where she worked with new independent companies as head script writer. She then moved into freelance writing having been published by various online publishers and also was featured in FATE magazine. She also hosts her own Review business blog site Authors and Angels where she host reviews and interviews of fellow indie authors. She now has written her first fantasy romance novella, Angelic Confessions.
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