Currently Reading… Sins & Needles AND I’ve got an exclusive TEASER for you, right here!

by Maryse on January 23, 2013 · 23 comments

in What I am reading today

Here’s an exclusive teaser for what I’m currently reading (Sins & Needles (The Artists Trilogy #1)! Karina Halle has just written a gritty romantic suspense story (should be available this weekend), and when I saw her hero (“Camden”), I… well. eek Just LOOK at him!! You all KNOW he’s right up my hero alley. *swooooooon* I can’t wait to start… but first. I gotta tease! Karina told me it was a “… very sexy excerpt…a scene of him dressing her.”

Oh boy. With those looks, and this scene, and well… you know how Karina writes her heroes… I think he just may give Dex a run for his money. Wait! WAIT! I take it back. I still *heart* you Dex!!! I’m sure after I’m done this book I’ll still like you best! *side-eyes my fellow readers*… shhhhhhhhh ;)  *giggle*

Ready for that teaser? I AM!!!

“Do you mind turning around?” I asked, making the motion with my hands.

He ruffled his hair with amusement. “I don’t think I will. I bought you the clothes, I get to see the show.”

He stood there in front of me, surrounded by boxes and bags, the two beds on either side of us. Though the smile on his lips was playful, the look in his eyes was not. It wasn’t a mean look but it wasn’t soft, either. Each of his features stood out in their beautifully masculine way, all hard edges and second chances. This wasn’t the time to be bashful and he knew it.

Seeing as I was already in my underwear, a black pair that had cheeky coverage, I lifted my tank top above my head and let it drop to the carpeted floor. His gaze intensified, like a heat-seeking missile. I brought my hands behind my back and, as elegantly as possible, undid the clasp and slipped my bra out of my arms, tossing it to the bed.

Though his gaze, his pose, his very being, reminded me of a wolf about to pounce, he didn’t move. I felt his eyes roam up and down my body like silk, sending shivers down my back. He was turning me on without laying a hand on me.

It wasn’t necessary for the dress, but I shimmied out of my underwear and stepped out of it. Now I was absolutely, completely nude, save for my bandaged leg. To anyone else I would have looked a bit silly. But not to Camden. I could see in the way he regarded me that I was nothing short of the phoenix coming out of the ashes, just like the one inked on his side. I had become his tattoo.

I slowly walked over to him, owning my body as I never had before, shoulders back and head high. I gestured to the dress. “Will you help me?”

He licked his lips; it was probably involuntary but it caused heat to flare between my legs, my own lips to part open. He reached over and picked the black dress up in his hands and leisurely unzipped the side of it, his eyes never leaving mine.

I raised my arms above my head, my bare breasts raising as I did so, surrendering to him. Our gaze never broke, the heat only built, connecting us. He took the dress and carefully slipped it over my arms and pulled it down. His knuckles brushed against my nipples and I clenched my jaw, suppressing the shudder that wanted to roll through me.

He dragged it down over my breasts and over my stomach, slowly, so slowly, like the fabric was an extension of his hands and lips. Every hair on my body was raised, my skin tense and wanting. He came closer to nudge it over my hips, letting his fingers rest on them as gravity took the remainder of the dress to the ground.

Now fully clothed, I lowered my arms. He was so close to me, too close. His hands burned on my hips.

“Thank you,” I whispered, breaking his heated gaze and looking at the ground.

*sigh* I can’t wait to get started!!!!

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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Kirsten January 23, 2013 at 6:04 PM

This book is seriously awesome. I’ve loved Karina’s EIT series and the Devil’s Metal. I of course hoped this book would live up to what I’ve come to expect from Karina but it exceeded my every expectation. As soon as this one goes live I’d suggest you grab it. Oh I almost forgot to mention Camden… tattooed, hottie… YUM!

Kirsten January 23, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Oh I nearly forgot… he’s also a musician. *Swoon*

Maryse January 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Oh an thank you Kirsten for your awesome hot guy investigative powers!! You made my morning… ;)

Musician huh!?? I was swooning just on his looks alone, but OMG, Karina wrote a book after my own heart!

Christina January 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Can’t wait!!!

Maureen January 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM

hmmm…wow! :o

Lise January 23, 2013 at 6:47 PM

And… we get to meet Dex and Camden at Book Bash… well, you know what I mean *swoonsforbookboyfriends* ;-)

Kirsten January 23, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Oh Lise, I’m so excited. I just *squeed* again.

Mambo I think maybe Karina wrote Camden just for you. :)

Lisa January 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

*pout* I’m jealous. Counting down the days till this goes live. I love Karina’s books…….completely addictive. She’s just one of those authors that you don’t even have to read the synopsis…… you just buy the book because its just inevitable you’re gonna love it.

Shannon January 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Cannot wait for this to go live!!!

Megan January 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM

I can’t wait for you to finish Maryse! I LOVED this story and the characters so much. Karina has such a gift!

Shawna January 23, 2013 at 8:26 PM

This BETTER come out this weekend! I’m DYING every day someone leaves a review!! I have tried begging and groveling to Karina but it hasn’t paid off yet..HAHA :)

LucyLou January 23, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Lead the way Maryse!! Can’t wait to read your review and then read the book!!! I love Karina’s stories!~! :)

Lisa January 23, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Karina tweeted that she is releasing early..maybe even Friday . *fingers crossed*

Annie January 23, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I can’t wait!

Maryse January 23, 2013 at 9:32 PM

O.M.G. Kirsten!!! Are you saying Camden is mine!!?? Er… I mean… Mambo’s. Wait.. but what about Dex? *grin* ahhhh both are perfect!

Kirsten January 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Umm you have to share… and Dex will understand. We have been more then understanding with Perry. ;)

Maryse January 23, 2013 at 9:53 PM


Nikitab January 23, 2013 at 11:10 PM

I think she tweeted recently that she would be releasing the Dex/Perry Target scene soon, too! Double *squee*!! Now if only I could find out what her pen name is so I could get my hands on her erotica novel. :)

Teri January 24, 2013 at 6:57 AM

Looks right up my alley. I have never read anything of hers. Is this the second in a series? Which should I read first?

Debbie January 24, 2013 at 7:17 AM

WOW! This is definately going on my TBR list. I love all things Karina and that scene has me in waiting hell/heaven.

Miri January 24, 2013 at 7:18 AM

I am so exicted about the release and reading the teaser made me want to read the book even more ^_^ I have a little question: Will the book be in a printed edition or an electronic one?

Angie H. January 24, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Have been looking forward to this one, big time. As sexy as Dex!?! Well, then. This is really going to be hot. Thanks for the teaser! :)

Michelle M. January 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Oh this is gonna be gooooooood!

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