New Release and Excerpt: COWBOY VALENTINE

August 11, 2015

In just 14 days, my debut book, the novella Cowboy Valentine, will be released by Samhain Publishing. I am thrilled silly to share this story with you.

Please scroll down for the excerpt!


Description


Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.

Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?

The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.

After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.

From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.

"Mia Hopkins' sexy cowboy hero and sassy bookish heroine
burn up the pages from the moment they lock eyes."
— Cat Johnson, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

"Beautifully descriptive...hot, sexy and full of yearning!"
— Delilah Devlin, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
Product Warnings
Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.

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Excerpt 

Cowboy Valentine
Copyright © 2015 by Mia Hopkins



“Caleb.”
“Yes, Cora?”
“I’ve never been kissed.”
“Damn, seriously?” He smiled again, and in the silence she cursed his dimple and his stupid handsome face. “Get back here, then. I’ve wanted to kiss you since I saw you standing in front of that shop.”
She froze in place and stared at him. He was the same Caleb on whom she’d nursed a raging crush, but now he was a man. “Tell me something. Do you really remember me from back in school?” she asked.
He turned toward her. His shoulders were well built. “I remember a little girl with braided hair and glasses. What I don’t remember is the beautiful woman sitting in my truck telling me she’s never been kissed.”
She bit her lip. “What should I do?”
“First of all, do you want me to kiss you?” he asked quietly.
The faint moonlight illuminated the lower half of his face. She remembered his full, perfectly formed lips, but his jaw was more angular than it was when he was eighteen. “Yes,” she whispered.
“Close your eyes, then.”
He put his big hand on the back of her neck and held her steady. He put his other hand in the middle of her back and pulled her into his body. Her hands rested on his rock-hard shoulders and her breasts were crushed against his chest.
And then he was kissing her.
She was too agitated to feel anything at first. She tasted the faint aroma of cherry syrup on his breath. When she peeked at him, she saw that his eyes were closed tight, so she closed hers again too.
But as the kiss went on, the sensations unraveled and she was able to identify each part. She felt the sweet glide of his top lip on hers, tender and soft in contrast to the hard muscles under her hands. He pressed his bottom lip between her lips until she opened her mouth. He kept his hand on the back of her neck as he slid the tip of his tongue between her teeth. She parted her teeth a little bit wider, and he dragged his tongue against hers, back and forth, until she began to do the same to his. When she did it, a soft groan sounded in his throat, and he tightened his arms around her. She felt a tug in her lower stomach, and her pussy clenched, wrenching up and retreating into her body.
He pulled away just enough to whisper, “First time, my ass.”
She touched his face with her fingertips, unsure if he was real. “Again,” she said. “Do it again.”