Friday, October 24, 2008

FORETASTE OF FOREVER - Release day - PARTY!!



Today is the release day of my debut book, Foretaste of Forever from The Wild Rose Press! I'm so excited! I've waited a long time for this, and now it's finally here it all feels surreal!

And I have my very first interview up!! Please pop over to the lovely Nell Dixon and check it out.

As soon as Foretaste is up on The Wilder Roses page, I'll link directly to it.

A witch's tale for Halloween...

Here's an adult rated excerpt:

Elyesha hooked her ankles around Ben’s waist as he strode through the castle’s crumbling entrance. For a fleeting moment, she wished it had retained its former glory, but her ancestors had allowed the magnificent stronghold to fall into ruins centuries ago.

Besides, it didn’t matter where she had Ben. So long as she had him. And soon – she would have him forever.

In the Great Hall, with its soaring arches and remnants of ancient grandeur in the carved four poster bed, he paused and she slowly slithered from his grasp. “What shall we do now?” she said, tilting her head to one side and allowing her long hair to tumble provocatively over her shoulder. She traced one finger over the hard ridge of his erection and hid a smile as Ben clenched his jaw.

“No suggestions?” She raised one eyebrow and trailed her finger over his groin and toward his chest. She didn’t know why he fought against her some nights. What did he hope to achieve? Sooner or later, she’d get her way and then he would see how foolish all his protestations had been. “Perhaps I’ll strip you naked,” she suggested, loosening the ties on his scarlet linen shirt.

He didn’t reply, except to give the merest grunt of a laugh. She tugged his open shirt from his britches and admired his perfectly sculpted chest, before sliding the shirt over his shoulders and along his finely muscled arms.

“Enjoying yourself?” There was a rasp to his voice, as if he tried to deny the rising desire between them.

She shot him an exasperated glance. “I intend to enjoy myself far more before this night’s over.” She tugged at the fastenings at his crotch, deliberately prolonging the procedure as she massaged his rigid shaft. Occasionally she found Ben’s inhuman self-control infuriating, but even that didn’t matter. Because, in the end, he always succumbed.

But sometimes, she wished for the early years. Before Ben had rebelled against their relationship. Before his misguided sense of honor had risen its unwelcome head and corroded their perfect world.

Impatiently she thrust the thought aside. She admired his honor, but had no intention of destroying what they had at its altar.

“So long as you’re enjoying yourself.” Ben’s sardonic comment penetrated her thoughts, and wet heat flared deep in her pussy at the look on his face. He was no longer rigid with self-control but lust, and his eyes glowed with rising desire. “I exist for your amusement, Elyesha.”

She ripped the last fastening free and dragged his pants down his muscled legs. “Never forget that.” Her voice was uneven, her heart hammering against her breast. How could he do this to her, after so many years? She had only to think of him to want him, had only to see him to desire him. And when he teased her, she knew in her heart she would willingly die for him.

If she was only given the chance.

He hauled her to her feet. “And now it’s your turn to entertain me.” There was no hint of reluctance in his eyes now. Only love. For her. She wrapped the knowledge around her heart and knew it wouldn’t be long before Ben made the final commitment to her.

Edited to Add:

Foretaste of Forever is now up on The Wilder Roses Site! OMG. I'm so excited I might burst!!!




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64 comments:

Sara Hantz said...

HURRAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm the first person here. HUGE HUGE HUGE congrats on your release day. I've mentioned it on my blog..... even if you can't see it.

LOVE the glitterary woman>

Christina Phillips said...

Sara!!!! YAY!! Thank you sooo much! I'm off to tackle your blog again, hehehehe!!!!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Congratulations Christina...

So where are you now??? eh? lol
*hic* *hic* later...:)

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you Suz! Haven't started on the wine yet... not quite... hehehe...

Anonymous said...

woohoo yaaay
paaar-taaay!!!

CONGRATULATIONS

very proud

much love vicki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monique Wood said...

Yippee!! So exciting!! Hope this is the start of HUNDREDS of releases for you - no pressure, of course!! Now, stop partying, and get back to work!! Lol.

Christina Phillips said...

Hey Vicki!! thanks sooo much for my fluffy purple teddy bear!!! xoxox

Christina Phillips said...

Hahaha Monique!!! thank you so much. I promise I'll get back to work tomorrow...!

rhiancahill said...

You know I think we should start a movement to have publishers recognise that we're already in Friday so we should be able to buy the books our release day. I hate waiting for them to catch up! *sigh* Guess I'll go back to refreshing the page every five minutes until it goes live.
RC

Christina Phillips said...

RC, I'm on constant refresh over at the Wilder Roses... lol... when my book cover appears I'll probably fall off the chair in shock!!

Robyn Grady said...

YAYAY!! It's party time!! Here's some champers to kick things off.

*Huge* congrats! After that little taste, I can't wait to get my hands on the rest =)

Robbie xx

Christina Phillips said...

Cheers Robbie!! Thanks so much for your good wishes!!

Sandie Hudson said...

YAYAYAYA, Christina, Release day. WOOHOO. And a red hot excerpt to boot. Lord, I need a cold shower now. LOL.

Huge Congratulations.

Hugs
Sandie

Christina Phillips said...

LOL Sandie!! Thanks for the congrats!!

Eric said...

Christina, I'm hoping your new baby grows into a wellread adult, with many sisters. --- Eric

Denise Rossetti said...

Mega-congrats, Christina! Savour every gorgeous moment. I hope you sell a squillion! *bwg*
Denise

Shelley Munro said...

Congratulations, Christina! I'll buy my copy this weekend. I can't wait. See you at my blog next week :)

Kiss Carson said...

Yay yay yay! I can't wait to read it ... might pop on over now and check it out. Happy dance, happy dance.

Kaye Manro said...

Hi Christina! Congrats!!!

You are now up on my blog! And we intend to party over there too!

April Vine said...

Hi there

I never had this much anticipation in a very long time.
Congrats, Christina, and remember to take your broom straight up the charts.

Rachael Johns said...

Wohoo - this is sooooo fantastic! Will be buying FOF as soon as it's on the site.

Enjoy...
Rach!

Nell said...

Congratulations on the release! wishing you tons of sales!

Christina Phillips said...

Eric thanks for stopping by! I'm working on the sisters at the moment, lol!!

Denise, thanks sooo much! I hope so too!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Shelley thanks for the congrats!!! I hope you enjoy FoF!!

Kiss, I keep refreshing the pages, but this week's releases aren't up yet... soon I hope!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Kaye thanks! I'm coming straight over to your blog now!!

lol April, that would be fabulous! Thanks so much for the congrats!

Christina Phillips said...

Rach, I hope it won't be long before it's up on the site!!

Nell, thanks so much for everything!!

Anna Campbell said...

Christina, sorry to come to the party so late. Although I notice a few diehards are still here dancing and partying and generally causing mayhem!

And why not? It's a red-letter day! Congratulations on the release of your debut. I'm sure it's going to be a huge hit! And here's to many more!

CHARLI said...

YAY! Knock yourself out on the wine tonight! You deserve it, we're very proud of you :-)

Love Charli xoxoxo

Christina Phillips said...

Anna, you're not late!! Thanks for helping me celebrate the release of my debut!!

Christina Phillips said...

Hey Charli! You know I don't need to be told twice when it comes to wine!!!! xoxox

Pat Posner said...

OK, so I'm a few hours late getting here! But I've been busy making a piccie for you over on my blog!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and here's to many more launch dyas!

Christina Phillips said...

Pat, you are soo not late! And that piccie is fabulous! Thank you so much!!!

Phillipa said...

First - mega mega congrats on publication day!

And second. Blimey, flippin 'eck and ohh err, missus. That's one hot excerpt, you naughty girl (and you look all sweet on the outside.)

Have a wonderful day!

P x

Christina Phillips said...

Hahahah Phillipa!! Too funny! (that's what my cps used to say to me!!!)

Thanks so much for the congrats!!

Linda Banche said...

Congratulations on your release. Have a great time.

Devon Gray said...

Yay! I can't wait!!! Shouldn't be too much longer now until it's up. My Sony Reader is itching for it. Can't wait to read.

Devon

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you, Linda!

Devon, I hope it comes up on the site before I go to bed!!!

Samantha Gentry said...

It's 7:15 Am (Central time) on your release day and there are already 37 comments here ahead of me! A big congratulations on the release of Foretaste of Forever. Wishing you big time sales.

Christina Phillips said...

Samantha, thank you so much for your good wishes!

Debs said...

Congratulations on your first launch, and here's to many more.

I love the excerpt and can't wait to read the rest of the book. x

Yvonne Eve Walus said...

That's HOT!

Annie Wicking said...

Good luck with your book release.. I hope your writing goes from strength to strength.

Best wishes,

Annie

Viola Estrella said...

Congratulations, Christina! Hot excerpt!!

Viola

Helen Hardt said...

Hey there! Here I was thinking I'd be among the first here...

Wow, quite a turn out! Congratulations, Christina! I know how you've been anticipating this day.

And we'll see you at my blog on Monday!

Helen

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yay Christina - congratulations!!!! I've got a huge smile on my face for you. Enjoy!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Debs, thanks for the good wishes! I hope you enjoy FoF!!!

Yvonne, thanks for stopping by!

Christina Phillips said...

Annie, thank you for the good luck!!

Viola, hi! Thanks so much for the congrats!!

Christina Phillips said...

Helen, lol, it's been an amazing day! Thanks for the congrats! Look forward to being your guest on Monday!!

Christina Phillips said...

Hey Eleni! It's great to see you! I've got a huge smile on my face too, lol!!

Kaye Manro said...

Fortaste is up at Wilder Roses and it looks so beautiful!

I had a dream about how successful you'd be, Christina-- and that's a good sign!

Christina Phillips said...

Kaye, oooh yes I think it looks beautiful too - my cover artist, Angela Anderson, is simply amazing!

And omg! I love the sound of your dream!!! It's definitely a good sign!!!

Pat said...

good for you. It is the beginning of a great career

Kealie Shay said...

YAY!!! Way to go, hon!

Looking forward to adding it to my TBR virtual pile!

Huge Congrats, Christina!

Susan Macatee said...

Great excerpt, Christina!
Congrats on your release!!

Amanda Ashby said...

OMG - I'm so late for your party, but mega, mega congrats. No one deserves this more than you!!! Foretaste of Forever is a FANTASTIC story and now the rest of the world will be able to agree!!!!!

Gail Symmonds said...

Huge congrats Christina - party hard! lol

Gail :)

Cari Quinn said...

Yay, Christina! I just bought FoF...so excited to read it! I also went to read your 1st interview...I'm a big Meatloaf fan and will check out the song you mentioned. "Cry Over Me" on his latest CD really gets my muse pumping, too.

I hope you had a wonderful release day. Wishing you much success! :)

Christina Phillips said...

Pat, thank you for your good wishes!

Hey Kealie! thanks so much for the congrats!

Susan, thanks for stopping by!

Christina Phillips said...

Hey Amanda, fabulous CP!!! Thanks so much for everything!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Gail lol! I partied so hard last night I'm still (a bit) hungover! hahaha. Okay a lot hungover!!!

Cari, oh I adore Meat Loaf's music and lyrics, he's on constant replay while I'm in the kitchen!!!

Thanks for the good wishes. I hope you enjoy FoF!!!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Christina,
Congratulations on the release of Foretaste of Forever. Loved the excerpt and the glittering woman.
Regards
Margaret

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks for popping over, Margaret! I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt!!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Fluffy Purple Teddy and flowers...good on you. :) :)

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Suz! They smell gorgeous too!!