Laura Kaye~Part One

A multi-published author of paranormal, contemporary and erotic romance, Laura Kaye’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong.  Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with the supernatural.  Though an avid fiction writer as a teenager, a career as a historian took her in other directions until recently.  Now that Laura’s inner muse has awakened, she’s constantly creating new story ideas!  Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

Yep, you guessed it, today’s very special guest is Laura Kaye, author of Hearts in Darkness.  (great title, huh?) She’s come over to visit, share her oh-so-sexy cover and give us a glimpse at Hearts in Darkness.


Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
~William Shakespeare

Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.

Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he’s terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he’s trapped in his own worst nightmare.

To fight fear, they must both reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?

Warning–this is not for the faint of heart and/or the reader of sweet as pie romances. The following excerpt is sexy, sexy, sexy. If you can handle it, read on. Just be sure you have on your fire-proof panties and a cigarette at the ready! Proceed–


The suddenly electric atmosphere in the kitchen rippled across Makenna’s skin.

“Makenna,” Caden whispered against her neck as he wrapped his arms around her.

She couldn’t hold back the whimper that spilled from her open lips. His embrace felt so good, especially when he slid one arm up until it tucked under her breasts and the other down until his hand gripped one of her hips. She loved the way he used the leverage he gained from his firm hold to control the movement of their bodies.

The feel of him hard and needful behind her drove her insane with want. Her body readied itself immediately. She rubbed her thighs together as wetness settled against her panties.

With one hand, Caden cupped her jaw and drew her head to the right. Then he claimed her mouth, sucking on her lips and exploring her with his tongue. She let him lead, loving how commanding he was. He wasn’t rough at all, but he took what he wanted. And she was willing to give him everything.

Makenna reached a hand back and grabbed his hip, her fingers extending further around to rest on the clenching muscle of his rear. Then, just to make sure her intentions were clear, she grasped his ass and pulled him against her. She swallowed his groan as their kisses grew more urgent, more desperate.

When he bent his knees and rolled his hips into her ass, she cried out—a sound he elongated by kneading her breast and rubbing her nipple over and over with the heel of his thumb.

Minutes passed as they writhed against each other within the firm embrace of Caden’s strong arms. His warm wet kisses were languorous and dizzying. His quick breaths and throaty groans sounded out a language her body understood, responded to, and needed to hear again and again.

Her hands shook with the need to touch him. Finally, she reached her free hand up and wrapped it around the back of his head so she could stroke him encouragingly. He read her movements correctly. His kisses came faster, harder.

When his lips moved to her jaw, then her ear, then her throat, her chest heaved and her body ached with want. “Please,” Makenna finally begged.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you! <g>

That was smokin’ hot, Laura! Thanks for coming by and sharing.

Now, happy readers, clink on the link below to get your very own copy of Hearts in Darkness so you can finish that OMG-that-was-sexy scene!

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Twitter: @laurakayeauthor


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And, uhum…the cover was so awesome, I decided to post it again…only BIGGER!! Enjoy!!


11 thoughts on “Laura Kaye~Part One

  1. I just love this cover. Quite honestly, Laura, you should think about having posters made. I bet they’d sell like hotcakes. Amie, I miss you. I feel I we have chatted in weeks! Wonderful post, ladies! And congrats to Laura on all the fabulous success! Woot!

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