Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Today is the release of Lucy’s Forbidden: The Billionaire’s Virgin Princess, part of the Royal Brides Duo. To celebrate this release Lucy has created a prize pack worthy of a princess or a really special romance reader. The prize pack worthy of a princess includes eye shadow and lip color in jewel cases, a princess tiara, the “You know you’re a princess when…” pen, some princess earrings, and the original Royal Brides Trilogy from 2006. The winner will be picked from your blog comments this Sunday. Until then, you can check out this excerpt from the new release.

It certainly wasn't her heart. That particular organ was off limits to him. Forever.
So, what did all this mean for her status as a virgin? Did she have no hope of ever having a normal physical relationship with a man?
Prior to Sebastian's re-entry into her life, she'd convinced herself she was fine with being alone...with being sexually innocent. That was before he reawakened her sensual self. She still wasn't entirely sure she could trust that aspect of her nature, but she recognized it was one she missed. No matter what her mother's opinion would be on the subject.
The prospect that a man who had betrayed her held some irrevocable sway over her libido was completely unacceptable.
A man who had the audacity to believe she belonged to the man her parents had chosen for her without her input.
The sound of a growl surprised her and she realized it had come from her. He made her so angry.
No way was she going to let him hold her sexuality hostage.
So, how did she fix it? She already knew that trying to do something with another man wasn't going to work. At least not while her body was still tuned to respond to Sebastian.
She'd always kind of thought that if she ever fell in love again, not that she really wanted to – the whole pain and betrayal thing had really soured her on the concept – but that she would be as turned on by whoever she loved as she was by Sebastian.
Now, she wondered if her unresolved attraction to Sebastian was actually blocking her from feeling anything physical or emotional for another man. Her memories of the pleasure she'd experienced with him were all wrapped up in an uncomfortable shame she'd stuffed deep inside rather than deal with. The first time at the lake, she'd been so wanton in her response that she had not even realized that Bob had come up on them. Even her doctor hadn't seen her completely naked since she was a very tiny child. The thought that Bob had almost seen her breasts exposed had been extremely disconcerting.
In fact, it still was.
Then the night she learned of Sebastian's betrayal forever linked sensual pleasure with emotional pain and why hadn't she seen that before?
Because she hadn't cared enough to analyze; because she'd been safer avoiding any sort of intimacy in her life. Her parents' rejection had hurt her more deeply than they could possibly understand. Sebastian's had simply confirmed to her battered heart that it was better off lonely than taking a risk on allowing someone else to hurt her the same way.
How ridiculous that she had allowed the very people she did not want influencing her having more sway over her actions and feelings than anyone else.
This had to be changed.
Again, she wondered how to do that. She couldn't do much about the love thing right now since there was no one in her life she was even close to having that kind of attachment to. But her ability to embrace her physical nature was something else.
If she had sex with Sebastian, losing the last vestiges of her innocence and virginity, wouldn't that break through whatever mental barrier had been holding her back since she was nineteen? It had to.
The only question was: how did she get Sebastian to have conjugal relations with her when they were at odds more than anything else?
She could try seducing him, but that hadn't worked the first time around. It had only taken a single phone call to derail her plans as well as what she'd thought was their relationship. Besides, she wasn't super fond of subtle manipulations. She'd much rather be up front about what she wanted. She refused to play the games of deception that Sebastian now said he was sorry for.
She turned the problem over in her mind until a decent plan began to form.


Ladyhawk said...

It's a fun, unexpected read. Thanks for another great story, Lucy. Praying you feel better soon and are able to meet your deadline without too much stress.

Welcome Andre, and thanks for the sympathy. It's 111 at the moment. ~Judy T in AZ

Brandy said...

Congratulations on the new release Lucy! Hope you feel better soon!

Amy said...

What a wonderful prize. I read The Billionaire's Virgin Princess several months ago thanks to my subscription to Presents. (I get the books about 3 months before they hit store shelves) TBVP is a fantastic read.

Stacy~ said...

Oh you know I'll be getting my copy :)

lidia said...

Great book! Lina's plan was amazing -- she definitley threw Hawk for a loop!

Cryna said...

What a pleasant surprise to have this unexpected excerpt.

Congratulations on the new release, Lucy.

Hope that you feel better really soon. Cyber hugs.

kimmyl said...

Loved the excerpt Lucy. Congrats on the new release.
Hope you feel better soon.

Maureen said...

Congratulations on the new release. I'll be looking forward to getting it on my next trip to the store.

Tracy said...

Congrats on the new release! Sounds great - can't wait to read it!

Angie-la said...

Loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing....

Krissy said...

Looks like a great read.

acdaisy95 said...

Congrats on the new release! I enjoyed the excerpt! It seems like a great read to add to my TBR pile.

Amy S. said...

Congrats on the new release! Excerpt was great!

Jane said...

Congrats on the new release.

robynl said...

whew, that is a good one(excerpt)! Do take care and feel better soon, Lucy.

I love the prize for a princess. I would wear the tiara, honest. LOL.

CrystalGB said...

Congratulations on the new release. I love the excerpt.