Sunday, 24 June 2012

Blisse Kiss by the Sea

Welcome to a special Sunday Snog - Blisse Kiss by the Sea. Which means you get to have a sneaky excerpt from the first in my HOT ICE series HIRED.


One hundred grand to babysit bad boy Logan “Phoenix” Taylor on a paradise island—seriously, how bad could he be?

Frankly, it didn’t matter. Not when it would make my dreams of going to nursing school possible. I wasn’t even expected to talk to him, just hang out in a luxurious villa on a private beach and study. Simple, right?

But I hadn’t counted on Logan being so deliciously bad that he was oh so good. And when the temperature cranked to boiling point, he knew just how to satisfy the deepest, darkest part of my soul and give my body exactly what it needed. Amongst the sand and waves, we transported each other to an exquisite world of pleasure where only we existed, only we mattered.

But the heady mix of emotions and lust couldn’t keep things from spiraling out of control back in reality, where I had to keep the secret that I’d been hired to entertain him…even if it shattered my delicate heart. Even if it cost my destiny.

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A wild storm has blown over and Logan and Brooke decide to head down to the waves for a bit of skinny-dipping... enjoy!

Logan looked outside. “Yeah, everything’s gone still.” He placed my foot on the cushions and stood. As he walked to the door I admired his butt—his boxer briefs clung tight to the outline of his cheeks and the two little dimples at the base of his back were perfectly symmetrical and deepened in turn as he walked.
“Yep, it all looks calm again,” he said. “A bit battered and blown, but the sea is gentle and the leaves are still.”
“Good,” I said, walking over and letting my fingers dip into the dimples I’d been admiring. “That means I can go for a swim.”
“You really want to after the sea anemone attack this morning?” He turned to me with a worried crease between his eyes.
“Sure, I can’t let that put me off.” I shrugged. “I adore swimming in the sea, especially in the evening, it’s so cleansing. I’ll just stay away from the rock pools.” I paused. “Want to join me?”
He licked his lips and his gaze dropped down my body. “On one condition.”
“What’s that?” I had a fairly good idea what he was about to say. The workings of Logan Taylor’s mind were becoming clear to me.
“We go skinny-dipping.” His gaze lifted to my eyes and his wide hand circled my waist and smoothed to the hollow of my back. “We take off our clothes and swim as bare as the day we were born.” He pressed a light kiss to my lips.
I raised my brows. “Don’t you think someone might see?”
“Not a chance, this is a private stretch of beach and I haven’t seen a boat since we got here.” He tucked a strand of hair behind my ear and embraced me with both arms. “Go on,” he whispered.
I slid my fingers from his smooth dimples to the elastic of his boxers, poked underneath and stroked the top of his butt—it was so hard with muscle, just like the rest of his body. “Okay,” I said, tugging at my bottom lip as a flutter of excitement tickled my stomach. I’d never been skinny-dipping before, I was always too busy worrying about covering up. It would be a new experience. “We’ll skinny-dip. But I’m not walking all the way down to the shore without a bra. It’s just not comfortable.”
Logan let go of me and opened the door. Warm sea air blew in. “Deal,” he said as he entwined his fingers with mine and tugged. “That probably gives you about thirty seconds of leeway then.”
We stepped over the decking and onto the beach. The sky held the last rays of the light in the west and in the east, dense navy had taken hold. The first stars had come out to play along with a creamy crescent moon.
“What star sign are you?” I asked as our feet halted just before the sea line.
“Of course.” I nodded.
“What do you mean, of course?”
“I should have guessed, that’s all.”
“What, because I’m like a ram, put my head down and charge?” He let go of my hand, reached round my back and released my bra, letting it drop to the sand.
“It’s the most masculine sign, fiery, quick-tempered. Warriors are nearly always Aries,” I said. The breeze tickled over my nipples and cool air swept over my flesh. The night air on my skin was wonderful, liberating.
“Mmm, I guess that sounds like me.” He let his index fingers sweep under the heavy curves of my breasts. “I bet you’re the sexy lady, which one is that?” His fingers traveled to the waistband of my panties. “Virgo or something.” He stooped and pulled the slip of white material down my thighs and over my knees to my ankles.
I placed a hand on his hard shoulder as I stepped out of each leg. “Good guess.”
He stood up with a grin and kicked out of his boxers. His erection sprang forward from his dark pubic hair and the pale moonlight cast sharp angled shadows over his perfect chest and abs.
One glance at his heavy, hungry eyes roaming my body made me wonder if we would get into the sea. “Come on,” I said quickly, “let’s swim.”
I waded into the tepid water. Delicate waves captured my lower legs, inviting me deeper. The gentle twilight was hypnotic and I rejoiced at my nakedness with each tiny splash that hit me.
Logan suddenly sprang into action. With a burst of noise and energy he took six enormous strides past me, kicked up spray and dived into the crest of a wave. His arms flew out to the side in great arcs and his head and back curled forward. The wave claimed the lower half of his body as it rolled over itself in a froth of ghostly white and he disappeared into the darkness.
I laughed and then tensed as the wave rolled past me and teetered my balance. He surfaced, flicking water from his hair, and took several fast strokes deeper out to sea. “Come on,” he called, stopping and turning to the shore. “It’s lovely.”
As the sea hit my thighs I fell forward and let it claim me too. The water lifted the weight of my breasts and as I kicked, coolness seeped between my legs. I caught my breath, the feeling of being so at one with the planet was wonderful. I was part of the ocean, part of the sky, part of the universe, there was nothing between us.
“Hey, sexy Virgo,” Logan said, suddenly popping up behind me and wrapping his arms around my waist. “Can you stand here?”
I put my feet down into soft sand and found the ebbing water at my waist. “Yes.” I curled my hands over his corded forearms and leaned back against his warm, strong body .
“Good,” he said as he placed a kiss on my temple. “’Cause I want to hold you, right here.”
I glanced back at the weak light pouring from our villa onto the beach. “Hey, what was that?” Something up the hill, to the right, had flashed from the undergrowth.
“I thought I saw something, a flashlight perhaps.”
Logan raised his head and his shoulders shifted as he followed my line of sight. “I can’t see anything.”
“No, I can’t now either.” I frowned. “Perhaps it was a shooting star or something.”
“Mmm, or something.” He nuzzled into my neck again as his hands came up to palm the underside of my breasts. “You have the best...” He stroked his thumbs over my rigid nipples, already tight from the coolness of the water. “The best breasts I’ve ever had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with.” He slid his big hands up and cupped them entirely. “And they fit so well in my hands, perfect, it’s like they were made for each other, two halves coming together.”
I let out a sigh as the heat from his palms absorbed through my skin and settled between my legs. I leaned farther into him and his erection lodged tighter into the hollow of my back. “I’m glad you approve,” I said, tipping my head to the winking stars and letting the breeze lift my hair from my shoulders. Perhaps we were two halves and this crazy way of our paths crossing had been planned millions of years ago in the heavens.
“Sweetie, I more than approve. You’ve got me flying as high as those stars up there.”
“That’s your star,” I said, pointing. “The one with a hint of red.”
“It is?” He lifted his head.
“Yes, that’s Mars, the ruler of Aries.”
“Mars, as in the planet.”
“Yes, as in the planet, but Mars is also the Roman god of war, he’s confident and aggressive, full of ambition and energy.”
“I think you’re describing me perfectly,” Logan murmured, pressing a kiss to the pulse in my neck. “Especially when I’m hammering an opponent into submission.” His hands left my breasts and dipped below the water line tickling at my waist.
“He’s also very,” I whispered, “ an assertive, impulsive way.”
“I’m feeling very sexual now,” he mumbled onto my shoulder. “In an assertive, impulsive way.” He sneaked his right hand lower as his other arm held my body tighter to his. “Open your legs,” he whispered into my ear as he ruffled his fingertips through my pubic hair. “Let me touch you.”
I went to turn around, I wanted more. I wanted to touch him. I wanted him inside me, but he halted my movements effortlessly and with barely a splash. I huffed in frustration and a chuckle came up from his chest. “Easy, sweetie, I haven’t got a condom hidden in the waves, you know.” He pushed my feet apart with one of his and slipped his fingertips through the top folds of my pussy. “Let me give you pleasure as you look at the stars and the ocean laps against your delectable body.” 

I hope you enjoyed this steamy excerpt - it gets hotter! HIRED will be available in print as well as e-book as of 26th June, and I'm also thrilled to announce that just this week I've contracted the fifth novel in this series, HIGH-STICKED - cover coming soon!

Hot Ice series - each novel can easily read alone but by reading in order you get to meet the hero of the next book.

Slap Shot
Teamwork - release date to be confirmed. (menage)
High-Sticked - release date to be confirmed. (m/m)

Hired has had some great reviews...

Just Erotic Romance Reviews

Hired is a fascinating, kinky, emotionally stimulating and highly romantic tale about two wounded souls fate brings together.

Black Raven Reviews

Hired has an abundant sexual content that keeps Logan and Brooke all but devouring each other at any given moment. I enjoyed the story so much, I just may have to read it again!

Siren Book Reviews

There are times where a book exceeds your expectations. You pick out a book thinking it'll be a good read. Hired completely took me by surprise. I absolutely LOVED this book!

Guilty Pleasure Reviews

Having had the priviledge to read this whole series. I can tell you that picking up this book would be great for anyone from those looking to dabble into Romance as well as the more seasoned erotica reader. Lily Harlem is definitely an author to look out for and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with. 

Leave a comment in the box below with your email addy to be in with a chance to win the HOT ICE e-book of your choice. Winner will be announce next Sunday - good luck :-)

Lily x


  1. Definitely fits with the theme, Lily! Wet and HOT!

  2. I LOVE sporty bad boys and this excerpt is sweaty good! Thanks for the chance to win a copy! The combination of ice and the heat of this couple have me totally dying to read this!

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  3. Lily you know I love them. You make sports so sexy.

  4. I loved the long excerpt. It wants me to know what happens once they come out of the water. Does the bad boy get the girl to walk on the wild side? Or does the girl tame the bad boy? Can't wait to read the whole story. Thank you.


  5. Hockey men...ohhhhh. After the most depressing playoffs ever and total DREAD of the free agency period coming this Sunday (I'm terrified my favorite player is toast), this NHL action is much more to my liking! If someone wins and wants to wait for HIGH-STICKED, would that be allowed? [m/m fanatic bats lashes innocently] They all sound great, though. Thanks so much for the opportunity!


  6. That was a wonderful treat, Lilly, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  7. Oh, how i love your hockey men! I had the pleasure of reading one of your books and fell in lust and love! lol So very good! I cant wait to read the rest in the series! Nice excerpt too! I have a feeling that, that flash was a camera. Was it? Im hot, bothered and intrigued! lol Thanks for sharing and for the awesome giveaway!