Thrills & Chills… Excerpt from Lisa Renee Jones…

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His cheek brushed hers, whiskers erotically scraping against her skin, his breath warm against her ear as he whispered, “If I instinctively know something so simple as how to order your dinner, think what else I might know about you. What we might know about each other. How to tease each other… How to please each other.”

There was an emptiness inside her that shuddered with hope, with a plea that he would drive it away, fill it with something that wasn’t icy and cold.

He pulled back and looked at her, his eyes dark, passionate. Compelling. “No regrets, Becca,” he vowed, and she knew he’d found those words in her head. Words she’d sworn to live by when she’d left that German hospital without a cure. Words she’d spoken in her head in the lab earlier with him there.

She rolled them around inside her and let them take root, rewarded herself with a deep inhalation of Sterling’s addictive, masculine scent. “No regrets,” she said softly.

A slow smile formed on his lips. “I love it when you agree with me,” he teased.

Becca laughed. “You’re crazy.”

“About you,” he said huskily.

She felt a little schoolgirl rush from that. In the past, she would have felt like the geeky bookworm with the quarterback, uncomfortable and out of her league, but not with Sterling. Never before had a man taken her from such dark emotions to laughter. A place she might just find real escape.

She pressed her hands to his face, her lips to his. Absorbing him. Breathing him in like a little piece of life. They lingered that way, heat simmering between them. Expanding… drawing them in closer to one another without ever moving.

His tongue flickered against her lips, pressed past her teeth as he slid it against hers for a long, sensual taste. “Your kisses taste like honey,” he murmured. “What does the rest of you taste like?”

She shivered at the erotic comment—the promise he was going to find out. He kissed her again. Crazy-wild, hot-kissed her, and she loved every second of it. Loved his tongue, his lips, and his hands sliding through her hair, over her face.

Becca ran her fingers through his thick, blond hair. She loved his hair—a little wild like him. Hot like him too. With each stroke of his tongue, each touch of his lips, she felt liberated.

Her palms traveled over his chest—warm, hard muscle, her reward. She was extremely, intensely interested in those muscles, like the best science project in the world that had to be studied. She explored his arms, his biceps, how they felt beneath her palms. Inching forward in her chair, she arched into him, for research purposes, of course. To explore how he would feel pressed close to her. Her breasts ached for his touch, her nipples tight and swollen, in need of his mouth. God. Had she really just had that brazen thought? She was a good girl; she always had been.

His hands slid over her breasts, fingers teased the stiff peaks of her nipples. Her hands covered his, silently telling him she wanted more, because she couldn’t ask or demand. Because she was still that “good girl” at heart and couldn’t seem to let it go.

But she didn’t want to be a good girl. If anyone knew the meaning of “life is short,” she did. Becca ran her lips over his jaw, hid her face in his neck, and nibbled as she said, “You know what I want?”

He slid his hands around her waist. “If you say Chinese food, I’m going to object.”

“I’ll give you a choice then,” she said, feeling braver with his jest. “Feed me, or take off your clothes.”

“I’m all for getting naked, if you are,” he quickly agreed.

“You first,” she bargained.

And while the idea of standing in front of him naked, him fully clothed, would make her feel vulnerable, exposed, it apparently had none of those effects on him.

“Okay,” he said, unaffected by the idea as he pushed to his feet and started undressing. And only seconds later, he stood there in all his naked glory, and she sat there, fully clothed.

Coming in November 2011
In bookstores and in e-book!

Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 2011)
ISBN-10: 1402251599
ISBN-13: 978-1402251597
The Storm That Is Sterling.
Jones, Lisa Renee (Author)

Nov 2011. 384 p. Sourcebooks/Casablanca, hardcover, $6.99. (9781402251597).
The exciting Zodius futuristic suspense series features soldiers enhanced by a GTECH secret military experiment. Sterling Jeter, who is assigned to guard Rebecca Burns, the scientist working on an antidote for the highly addictive and fatal drug ICE. But Rebecca is also the high-school dream Sterling was never able to realize. She has cancer and tangling with bad guys who want her science skills for their ends has left her an ICE addict, too. She wants to take advantage of her time left with Sterling, while Sterling wants to protect her. As danger mounts, they try to sort out who is trustworthy. The GTECH and science details can best be followed with the help of the index, but they do not overwhelm the appealing characters or action. Jones’ suspense truly sizzles with an energy similar to FBI tales with a paranormal twist by Julie Garwood or Suzanne Brockmann. Alpha, military, and paranormal romance readers will want Jones’ entire series.

The cover copy:

He may be invincible to everyone else…

Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers and has shown himself
to be just about indestructible. But beautiful, brilliant Rebecca
Burns knows that even a Super Soldier needs comfort, and so
much more…

But she can see that deep down,he’s just a man…

Sterling and Rebecca’s teenage romance was interrupted,
but years later the heat between them flares back to life.
Even though it endangers everything they’re fighting for, it’s
impossible to resist picking up right where they left off…

To enter the T & C giveaway, just comment on today’s guest blog! 🙂

Enter the Thrills & Chills giveaway…throughout the end of October and early November, Jaci, Shiloh & Lisa will be visiting each other’s blogs, leaving excerpts & guest blogs. On those days, all you have to do is comment on the T & C guest blog or T & C guest excerpt (comment as often as you like, but you only get one entry per post). When the Thrills & Chills blog tour is over, one lucky commenter will win a Nook Color!

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70 Replies to “Thrills & Chills… Excerpt from Lisa Renee Jones…”

  1. What a great excerpt! How many books does Lisa have planned for this series?! Can’t wait to read this!

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  2. Oh Lisa great post!!! I love LOVE Sterling. If you haven’t gotten it yet you all need to get it NOW. It’s a great story.


  3. *Fanning Self*
    Sterling is one hot man. I will be going to the book store tomorrow to by his book and Nora Roberts new one. I am making sure I have free time for two days to read both of these.

  4. I have never read any of this series, but this title looks so good I will have to start! Can I begin reading the series with this book, or should I go back and begin with book one? Thanks and congrats on the release!

  5. I, too, will be adding this book to my TBR list…Like everyone else, I didn’t want the excerpt to end. But then again – I always feel that way about L.R. Jones books . I don’t want them to end and when they do, I want the next book NOW NOW NOW…lol

  6. That excerpt definitely made me want to read this book NOW!! LOL Can’t wait to pick it up! 🙂

  7. OMG!! Why did the excerpt stop!!!! I wanted to finish! You bet I will be adding this to my TBR list!!!

  8. Can I have him? Absolutely love the excerpt definitely have to pick this one up thanks ladies!

  9. The excerpt makes me want to read this now! It sounds like a nice and steamy read!

  10. That excerpt definitely made me want to pick up the book! Going on my wish list right now.

  11. I was super lucky to have read Sterling’s book early. I love Lisa and the world she has created in the Zodius series.

    Thank you for sharing the excerpt. Now I want to go back and do another re-read.


  12. Honey doesn’t know it as yet, but he’s making a
    stop on the way home this evening! He will be
    picking up a copy of Sterling for me! Guess who
    will be up late reading tonight? Can you tell I
    loved the excerpt?

    Congratulations on your Release Day, Lisa!!!!

    Pat Cochran

  13. Thanks everyone for stopping by and I so appreciate the favorable words on the excerpt. Thank you Shiloh for having me today.I am so excited Sterling is finally out!

  14. Ok, first I couldn’t get passed the cover. When I finally get passed the cover, I start reading one hot excerpt. I can’t wait to read this book! Congrats on the release.


  15. Sounds awsome! I can’t wait to read it. Reading the excerpt has only made it worse cause I want it NOW!

  16. Definitely a book that I look forward to reading all of. 🙂


  17. Fabulous excerpt, so hot! Love the cover of this book and I really want to read it so back. This excerpt left you wanting more.

  18. My copy came yesterday but I haven’t dived into it yet. the previous books in the series were wonderul and I’m sure Sterling’s will be too.

  19. Hi Lisa,
    Happy release day. I can’t wait to read Sterling. I loved Micheal’s book. I was fantastic and I’m sure Sterling’s story is going to be just as great.
    The excerpt sounds so good. Wishing you many, many, sales.

    Shiloh, I won your books at the Vampire Ball. I can’t wait to read them.

    Teresa K.
    tcwgrlup41 at yahoo dot com

  20. Just started If You Hear Her so far outstanding
    Glad y’all joined forces on the contest I have discovered a new author to read

  21. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Sterling. All I can say is AMAZINGLY HOT!!! I tell everyone I know that they need to read this book and this series.

  22. I love the cover of that book so freakin’ much! It sounds like a great read, added to my to buy list…I need! I need! haha 😀

  23. I started Sterling today and I’d finish it if I hadn’t had to have my eyes dilated and haven’t been able to see much since.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  24. Holy MOLEY that was intense! Looking forward to this one indeed!

    Stacy Wilson

    dragn_lady at yahoo dot com

  25. I LOVED this excerpt and can’t wait to read the book! Thank goodness it’s being released soon! It’s sitting on my TBR…

  26. Looks like There’s another series I’ll be hooked on.I think I’m going to need a room for a library for all my books.

  27. I read Michael. Can’t wait to read Sterling. The whole series sounds great.

  28. Oh, how I would love to write like that.
    I have this on my wishlist…cannot wait to read the entire story.

  29. Love the sound of Lisa’s new book and have mentioned it to all my friends. Thanks for giving us this taste to get me even more excited.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

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