Friday, January 10, 2014

Marcus and Rachel Reunited #SatSpanks


Last week's blog hop was like SatSpanks on steroids! This week, we're back to eight little sentences. These are sweet ones from Claimed by the Beast. In this scene, Marcus and Rachel have just been reunited after a full year apart. Marcus plans on picking up where they left off, but Rachel is hesitant, unsure she can survive if he leaves her again...

Her eyes were closed when he returned, but he knew from how she was breathing she hadn’t fallen asleep just yet. 

He stripped off his jeans and climbed into bed, noting how she slept as far from his side as possible with her back to him. 

That wasn’t going to do. Marcus settled into the bed, turned toward her and, draping one arm across her waist, pulled her to him. 

She gasped but didn’t resist as he tucked her small body into his own, fitting it there with his knees behind hers, her bottom against his belly, her back to his chest. 

He closed his eyes and inhaled her scent. She was using a different shampoo than he remembered but underneath it, she smelled the same. She smelled like his Rachel, exactly as he remembered her.



Blurb

More than a year has passed since Marcus, free at last from his harsh captivity, disappeared to lead a life of solitude. Rachel waits for him, clinging to hope, but her fear grows that the man with whom she shares an unbreakable bond is lost to her forever. Despair leads her to take risks with her life, and Elijah does his best to keep her safe, but he knows that only his brother’s return can truly heal her wounded heart. 

Believing that he will only bring her pain and sadness, Marcus has vowed to leave Rachel on her own, telling himself that she will move on and find love and happiness in the arms of some other man. But when the dark shadows of the past engulf his family again and Rachel’s life is put in terrible danger, he is given no choice but to return and take back what is his. 

Though overjoyed that Marcus has returned at last, Rachel cannot bring herself to believe that he will truly stay this time, and her doubts push her to defy him even as he fights to protect her. She soon learns, however, that he will tolerate no disobedience when her safety is at stake, and her defiance will be dealt with firmly. As she stands before him, bare and blushing with her well-spanked bottom on display, knowing there is much more to come, Rachel longs for her mate to claim her as his and his alone. But can he shield her from those who would do them harm, or will he be torn away from her yet again? 

Publisher’s Note: Claimed by the Beast is the sequel to Taken by the Beast. It is an erotic novel that includes spankings, anal play, graphic sexual scenes, elements of medical play and BDSM, and more. If such material offends you, please don’t buy this book.



20 comments:

Roz said...

Wonderful snippet Natasha, love the descriptiveness and that he noticed the shampoo :)

Hugs,
Roz

Abigail Armani said...

Now there's a man who knows and appreciates the scent of his woman. Great snippet - depicts a wonderful Alpha male.

PK Corey said...

Best sleeping position ever! Great snippet.

Jaye Peaches said...

Lovely snippet. The details of how they fit together and the smell of the shampoo. Nicely evocative.

LA Cloutier said...

Wow, a whole year apart? She's apprehensive and it seems as though he wants to pick up right where they left off. I adore that he notices her change in shampoo. It warms my heart when a man pays attention to those little details.

Leigh Smith aka Sunny Girl said...

Terrific snippet, I love that he notices small changes. So endearing.

Pooky said...

Delicious, descriptive and Damn sexy too. I love it.

Trent Evans said...

So sweet:) Thanks for posting this, Natasha!

sadiedane said...

I know for a fact the rest of this book is just as hot. :D

Renee Rose said...

Very sweet excerpt. Loved this book.

Mary Wehr said...

Nice snippet. Very dominant male.

Joelle Casteel said...

oh I love it, absolutely perfect

Kathryn R. Blake said...

I like the way his gentleness is intermingled with his possessiveness. She is his, and he wants her to know it, even when they sleep together. A year apart has to have been difficult and I don't blame her for being wary, but I'm sure they will work it out together. Great snippet, Natasha. Very sensual.

Barbara McCormick said...

What a sweet little snippet! I like his dominant cuddling. Very nice!

Constance Masters said...

Such a tender scene Natasha. It was beautiful :)

Natasha Knight said...

Thanks Roz. Marcus is sweet...and sexy and dirty... just like I like them!

Natasha Knight said...

Thanks Abbie :)

Natasha Knight said...

I totally agree, especially in the winter months.

Natasha Knight said...

Thanks Jaye.

Natasha Knight said...

:) Thanks LA