Sunday, August 7, 2011


I'm lovin that Sarah Grimm is with us at Tattered Pages
with her steamin hot excerpt from After Midnight!
Take it away, Sarah!!

Welcome to Part 4 of Sarah Grimm’s guest blog on the Summer Scorcher Blog Tour – Week 2.

If this is your first stop, you’ll want to start at Part 1 (Sarah’s blog) and continue to Amie, then Lisa before returning here:

Part 1 – Sarah’s blog:
Part 2 – Amie’s blog:

Let’s see if we learn the answer to our last question by continuing where I left you hanging:

“You think you’re not the type to draw a man’s attention, think again. I can’t stand in the same room as you without wanting to taste you. I can’t taste you without wanting to taste all of you.”

Oh, God. Her knees turned to jelly. A hot, wet pulse came to life between her legs.

“If you can’t see in yourself what it is that I see, feel what you do to me.” Taking hold of her wrist, he placed her hand in the center of his chest.

His heart was racing. She tipped her head back and looked into his eyes. Her bones began to liquefy.

“The way you’re looking at me,” she whispered.

“How am I looking at you?”

“Like I’m important.”

“You are.”

She swallowed hard, wanting to believe him. “Like I’m beautiful.”

His lips brushed across her temple and her eyes drifted shut. “I wish you could see yourself the way I see you. Then you would know how beautiful you are.”

Her eyes snapped open as he spun her in his arms. His hands settled on her shoulders, drawing her back against his chest. She gasped at their image reflected in the trio of mirrors that hung on her wall. When had this become a seduction?

Whew! I’d forgotten how much I love this scene. :-)


Leave a comment on this blog AND the other five blogs on the scorcher Tour to be entered into the drawing this week. One lucky winner will receive a PDF copy of AFTER MIDNIGHT and be forwarded into the final drawing at the end of the tour for a $30 gift certificate.

To continue to Part 5 (and continue with the excerpt) – Visit Darlene Fredette’s Blog

Can music heal a fractured soul?

September 30, 2011
The Wild Rose Press


Anonymous said...

I've loved just about all of the excerpts so far! This book looks like it has great main characters and would be a good read. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

Sarah Grimm said...

Whew, this is fun! Sure, I'm supposed to be working but how can I not stop in and follow along with you?

AJ Nuest said...

Hi Sarah! I'm so excited about your blog! I love the idea of talking about "beauty" and how much it affects women -- the image of self-worth -- how others see us vs. how we see ourselves. Luckily, I have an 8yo daughter who tells me daily how beautiful I am. Even without make-up! Now there's love for ya'. Krystal, I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of After Midnight, and I'm here to tell you, it's OUTSTANDING! One of my favorite books so far this year. Thanks for stopping in!

Sarah Grimm said...

Thanks, AJ! You tell your daughter she's beautiful right back, right? I.m betting you do.

Unknown said...

Wholly cow!!!! Can I meet a guy like that? That sees me like that? Amazing....Can music heal a fractured soul? Yes, definitely. Does mine everyday.

Sarah Grimm said...


I'm so, so glad that music helps you everyday. Like books, and don't tell anyone, but probably more than books, music is a vital part of my world. I don't know what I would do without it.

AJ Nuest said...

Hey Sarah, I received an email from Mara Brandon who was having trouble posting a comment in Blogger. Grrr... She asked that I add this note --
That is really a beautiful excerpt because we see the moment she starts to realize that she is worth something to someone important to her. This excerpt makes me want to read the book; I actually got a lump in my throat because she said what I had wanted to say at certain pivotal moments in my past.
Really great, Sarah!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

AJ Nuest said...

You bet your sweet bippy I tell my daughter she is BEAUTIFUL. In fact, I tell her so much, I fear I may be creating a monster.... Nah, my dad did the same for me and I think I turned out all right... *sighing, AJ tosses hair over her shoulder* LOL! Just kiddin'!

Sarah Grimm said...


Thank you so much for sending a note to AJ so she could add you comment. I'm sitting here with chills because...okay, I admit it, I don't know what to say. I'm happy that the excerpt spoke to you. Truly. Especially because this is a subject that too many women today struggle with.

With the exception of AJ, of course. Just kidding! Love the hair flip, lady! LOL

AJ Nuest said...

Here's the post from Ashley!! Thanks, Sarah -- and sorry for the Blogger confusion!!
I have 3 words for that excerpt: HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN!! I count myself as one of the luckiest girls in the world because I have a man who feels about me and see me the way that Noah feels about and sees Izzy :)
Ashley A

Sarah Grimm said...

LOL Thanks, Ashley. And you are one of the luckiest girls in the world!