Tuesday, 8 March 2016

New Release Spotlight: Snowflake and Secrets by Kierra Quinn


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SNOWFALL AND SECRETS
Omega Mu Alpha Brothers #1
Kierra Quinn
Releasing March 6th, 2016



Tess escapes from Florida with a secret as big as Miami. She needs to find someplace to lay low and be on hide from her overbearing family. Mackinac Island, Michigan, should be the perfect place to hide out. However, her timing is a little off, it's the dead of winter and she's never been in temperatures below fifty degrees.

Just her luck, her landlord, Lukas, is as hot as the sun. He's also moody and hiding secrets as well. Which suits Tess fine. A man is the last complication she needs. A Michigan blizzard leaves them trapped in the same house together and things heat up, fast. Tess finds herself falling for Lukas, in spite of the secrets that could ruin everything before it even begins.





Lukas hefted the two massive purple suitcases into the bed of his truck. He hoped like hell he had an extra pair of gloves in the cab, otherwise his fingers wouldn’t survive because there was no way he was going let her freeze to death on the back of his snowmobile. Doc would never forgive him. Though, if she was this ill-equipped for the northern Michigan temperatures, she might be on the first plane back to Florida.
“Did you bring any snow pants?” he asked her as he rummaged behind his seat. He didn’t find any gloves, but he found hand warmers.
“Oh, no, I don’t ski.”
He chuckled. Doc was probably going to be looking for new teacher in less than a week. Lukas had another full-face hat too; at least she wouldn't completely freeze. Also, his body would protect hers, especially if she hung onto him. Not that he minded. He hadn’t seen a body like hers in years. She had legs that went on for miles, and he seriously wondered if that rack was real. They didn’t make girls like her in Michigan. No, she definitely belonged somewhere with palm trees and bikinis.
“Do you have any pants?” he asked.
“What do you call these?”
He looked at her legs again because he didn’t want to waste the opportunity.
“Tights. You need pants. Do you have jeans? Sweat pants? Since you don’t have snow pants, you’ll need to layer a little bit.”
“I brought a few pairs of jeans.”
They pulled into the long-term parking lot. He dropped her and her bags off at the ferry waiting room. They kept it open and heated most of the year, even when the lake froze over.
“Find three or four pairs of pants and put them on over each other.”
Tess gave him a tight grin. “Okay, I’ll try.”
Try. How does one try to put on jeans? He shook his head. Women.
He parked the truck and jogged to the waiting room. The wind chill was around negative twenty degrees, cold, even for someone used to it. Tess had one suitcase open, and she was rolling on the floor, fighting with a pair of jeans.
“You okay?” he asked, choking back a laugh.
Her cheeks reddened as she shook her head.
“They won’t go on over the leggings.”
“Do you have anything that isn’t skin tight?” All of the pants sitting around looked to be the same size.
She pouted. It looked adorable. Those lips of hers practically begged to be kissed. “No.”
He rolled his eyes. “Okay, listen, I’m going to the truck to get something. In the meantime, take off those silly tights and put on a pair of jeans. They’ll keep you warmer. Maybe you can get a pair of leggings on over your jeans.”
“They aren’t as stretchy as they look, but I’ll see what I can do.”
Lukas tried to think of the best way to keep her warm on the drive across the lake. He grabbed the blanket and hand warmers he kept in the cab. Dammit. The snow pants would have to be sacrificed. His legs would be cold when he got home, but at least she’d have all her body parts.
Tess looked just as underdressed as before. He took off his snow pants and handed them to her.
“Don’t you need these?” she asked. How sweet of her to be concerned.
“Not as bad as you do. I’ve got long underwear under my jeans. Do your boots have a lining of any kind?”
“No, but I brought a pair of Uggs. Let me find them.” She opened the other suitcase, and it looked like all she had was different kinds of boots and tennis shoes. Most of them would be useless on the island until May. He shook his head. Silly girl.
Lukas sighed when he saw her socks. “You’ll need to buy some wool socks too. Those will never keep your feet warm. Better dig out a few more pairs.”
A nervous giggle escaped her. “At this rate I’ll be wearing half my suitcase.”
He nodded and yawned. He had to be up early, and this was taking longer than he planned. Especially since her plane was an hour late.
After Tess put her suitcases back together, he carried them outside and loaded them on the sled he towed behind his snowmobile.
“You get on first,” he said, handing her a helmet. She took it without question and sat on the back the snowmobile. He wrapped the blanket around her and then climbed on in front.
“Get as close as you can and put your hands inside my coat.”
“What the hell?” she asked.
He chuckled. “Listen, princess, it’s not like I want your hands all over me, but if you don’t, you're going to lose a few of those fingers, and you need those fingers to teach.”
She pressed herself against his back, wrapped her arms around his waist, and slipped her hands up the front of his coat. He hissed, not quite prepared for the cold, or the feelings of desire that crept up. It was going to be a long ride.






Kierra Quinn and her husband Michael love to travel the world together. From the hills of Scotland to the beaches of Thailand, their wanderlust takes them on adventures all over the world. But their favorite corner of the Earth is their home on Nova Scotia,  that they share with their two Dobermans, Calcifer and Turnip. Kierra dyes hair by day and at night she loses herself in the worlds of her romance novels. She loves to cook, binge watch Netflix, and cuddle up with her boys and watch storms roll in over the ocean.



3 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me today!!

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  2. Thank you for hosting SNOWFALL AND SECRETS today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

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