Stranded Temptation Excerpt + Giveaway!

January 15, 2013


December 7th 2012 by Etopia Press

Stranded together, their passions will run wild.

Kara has a deep dislike for her boss, Max. She also wants him so badly it’s making her nuts. He’s a workaholic, a robot man. And he’s never shown the least bit of interest in her or anything else that wasn’t recorded in the corporate minutes. But when their plane crashes on the way to a meeting, leaving them stranded on a deserted island…just the two of them, all alone with all that ocean around them…Kara decides it’s time to start living.

And by living, she means using Max for all the hot sex she’s been denied.

Max wants Kara—has wanted her for a long time. Unable to come out and cross the line between professional and personal, he makes her accompany him on business trips just to have her around. When they crash land and Kara shows him how much she wants him, he decides to quit being so professional and take the woman of his dreams. After all, what happens in the middle of nowhere, stays in the middle of nowhere. Until they’re rescued.

Back in the real world, things aren’t as easy. Kara is afraid to start a relationship with a man who completely ignored her until she took off her clothes, and Max is afraid she’ll never be able to trust him. But when someone makes it clear that Kara’s in danger, Max has more to protect than Kara’s feelings. And now that he has her, he’s not about to let her go.

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Gentleness she’d never noticed before in Max was evident in his eyes. She watched him curl his large hand over her much smaller one. Her heart beat so loudly in her ears she feared he might hear it. He brought her hand to his lips and kissed it. Fire roared in her blood, and her breath hitched. He turned her hand over and brushed a warm, firm kiss over her palm while they stared at each other.

“I’d never put you in danger.” Deepened to rough gravel, the sound of his voice made her pussy throb and blood thicken in her veins.

Somehow she knew what he said was the truth. “Kiss me, Max.”

The words were barely out of her lips when he dragged her onto his lap and their lips met in desperation. Her arms twined around his neck. Pulling him closer, she brought her chest flush to his. Heat took over every cell of her body. His kiss devoured her. Lord, the man was a kissing god. With soft strokes of his tongue, he caressed the inside of her mouth. Whimpering in the back of her throat, she moved restlessly on his lap. The long, steel length of his cock was poking at her ass. He glided his hands under her top, making her belly flesh quiver. When his warm hands touched her skin, desire increased inside her tenfold. Breaths turned to pants. Her body thrummed with arousal. She tuned everything but the sight of him out of her mind.

She pulled back and smiled. “I want you, Max.”

He frowned and took a deep breath. “Kara, you’re in shock—”

Determined, she shook her head and cut him off. “No, Max. I’m alive.”

She smiled again and pulled off her top. Her bra was now the only barrier between her breasts and his hands. Swollen into tight points, the peaks of her nipples called for his touch under the satiny material. A combination of lust, hunger, and desperation flared in his eyes. His usually light gray eyes darkened to that of a murky, stormy day.

“Fuck, Kara. I want you too, but I don’t have condoms.”

Air fought its way into her lungs. “I’m clean and on birth control.”

He continued to frown. “I’m clean too, but are you sure?”

In a smooth move worthy of any professional stripper, her hand reached behind her back, unsnapped her bra, and pulled it off. “Fuck me, Max. I want you inside me, right now.”

His hands curled around her head and held her immobile. Raw hunger made her body shudder. Their kiss turned into a greedy need to consume each other. Moisture gathered in her pussy, and an incessant throbbing took hold between her thighs. In a frantic mating, their tongues danced, rubbed, and curled over each other until passion overrode all else. Blind lust shot through her when she rocked her hips over his hard cock.

He kissed wet trails from her jaw to her breasts until he was sucking on one of her erect nipples. Her pussy clenched when he enveloped her breast with his firm lips. Soaked in her cream, her thong became a new point of friction on her swollen pussy lips. She tore at his shirt. A wanton urgency took hold of her and guided her actions. To feel his skin on hers became her only mission.

When he helped her take the shirt off, she splayed her hands over his bulging shoulders and sighed. When his warm muscles contracted, she groaned. He was a work of art. His chest was corded with muscles and bronzed to perfection. Just looking at him made her pant. Whimpers rushed past her lips when his teeth grazed her turgid nipple.

“Oh, yes. Do that again.”

Again, he sucked and then nipped at the tight bud. She moaned and pushed her chest further into his face. He released her nipple from his lips and rolled the wet tip between his finger and thumb, tweaking the sensitive flesh while his mouth latched onto the other one for a taste. She dug her nails into his shoulders, holding him in her grip while rocking her hips over his cock. Movement made her open her eyes. Max had made the seat flatten back so that it was the size of a double bed.

A smile curled her lips when she gazed into his almost-black eyes. He motioned for her to stand. Once she did, he moved his hands to her white pants and slowly pulled the linen material, along with her thong, down her legs. With every inch of skin he exposed, he placed a kiss on a body part. First it was her stomach. Then it was her hip when he lowered the material down her legs. Her knee came next and finally her calf. Afterward he kissed his way back up to her stomach. She groaned and stood in place. He licked circles on her stomach and around her belly button. He caressed her breasts, down the sides of her breasts to her waist, and squeezed the flare of her hips. She took a choppy breath. He fluttered his fingertips down from her hips toward her core, and she bit her lip to keep from moaning. When he massaged her thighs, she was ready to beg him to touch her. Before she had a chance to, he moved a hand between her legs and dipped his fingers between her waxed pussy lips.

He groaned. “Fuck, Kara. You’re so hot and wet. Is that for me, baby?”

“God, yes. Just for you.” She moaned.

Each dip of his fingers into her wet sex made her whimper louder.

He stood, and she had to tilt her head back to look him in the eye. His eyes were sexy, stormy. He put his arms around her waist and held her tight to him. Their hearts beat in a furious, identical gallop. He switched their positions and pushed her to lie on the bed.


Want to know about me? April Angel (aka Milly Taiden) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.

She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.

A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter, Cynthia Eden, Laurann Dohner and Dianne Duvall among others.






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  • Elizabeth H. January 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    I love all romance but paranormal is my all time favorite genre!! Thanks for sharing the excerpt! It has me wanting to find out what happens!! Stranded Temptation is definitely been added to my TBR pile! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  • Olga January 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    I prefer reading both contemporary and paranormal romance books. It is hard to choose one favorite.

  • JeanMP January 15, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    I enjoy reading both paranormal and contemporary, but I tend to lean towards the paranormal stories.

  • Linda January 15, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    I prefer Paranormal, contemporary reminds me too much of my own daily struggle =) and i use reading as a treat, a getaway from dishes and cleaning. Plus, i´ve never met an Alpha in my daily life, it´s easier believing in PNR men =D

    best wishes, Linda
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  • Joanne B January 15, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I read most everything and don’t have a preference. I guess it depends on my mood.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • May January 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    I prefer paranormal… I like a little magic and mystery too…

  • Anne C January 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    I like the Paranormal genre. :)
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  • erinf1 January 15, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Congrats to April on the new release! To be honest, I love them both :)

  • Theresa Esterline January 15, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    I’ll read either contemporary or paranormal as long as they aren’t too far out there and are romance based. I love vampire, were (wolves, pathers, etc), witches, fairies… but some stories are just too far out there for me and I can’t relate to them. The Forger is a good example of a book that is too much paranormal for me, but also not too much of a romance.


  • Kim Reid January 15, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    I’m a fan of paranormal, thanks!

  • Josette Schaber January 15, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    I read anything and everything! A good romance story is all I ask.

    evanlea at gmail dot com

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  • ki pha January 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    I like them both. Paranormal has more action but contemporary is more relateable but they’re both great reads.

  • Yadira A. January 16, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    Doesn’t really matter to me whether it’s paranormal or contemporary… just depends on my mood.

  • Julie Kornhausl January 16, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    I like contemporary and paranormal both the same. As long as there is an exciting plot, it doesn’t matter to me :)

    Thank you for this great giveaway!
    Julie K

  • Karen H in NC January 16, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    I actually prefer historical romance, but choosing between contemporary and paranormal, I opt for contemporary.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  • Arely Z. January 16, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    I love both, but it depends on my mood. Right now it’s werewolves (paranormal), but a few months ago it was contemporary.
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  • Shannon G. January 16, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Contemporary please. Then historical.

  • Janie McGaugh January 17, 2013 at 1:31 AM

    I prefer paranormal, though it can be contemporary or historical.

  • Mary Preston January 17, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Contemporary over paranormal.

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  • Veronika January 18, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    I like them both!

  • Diane P. Diamond January 18, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    I quite enjoy reading Paranormals.

  • Mimi Smith January 18, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Paranormal, to be truthful….

  • Stacey January 18, 2013 at 10:18 PM

    I like both paranormal and contemporary…it’s hard to choose. But what i like the best with either is a little suspense thrown in and then i’m hooked!

  • Natasha January 19, 2013 at 3:39 AM

    I like both, but paranormal is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Ana Smith January 19, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    Depends on my mood. Sometimes it’s paranormal sometimes contemporary.

  • Ellen Thompson January 19, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    I haven’t read a whole lot of paranormal romances but I have enjoyed the ones I have read. I read a lot of contemporary and historical. I don’t know that I really have a preference – I just love reading romance novels.

  • z January 20, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    I read both equally and I like then both. Thank you for the excerpt I really enjoyed it.
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  • Dione Sage January 21, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    I prefer contemporary romance. I like paranormal too but it has to be really good or it can come off as a bit cheesy.

  • Sarah p January 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    I love both, but paranormal sometimes gets really carried away with trying to be paranormal…so I’d have to say I prefer contemporary.

  • teresa January 22, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    I just love these giveaways. Who doesn’t love getting to read a great story for free! Thank you!

  • Meghan Stith January 23, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    It’s a toss up but with paranormal there’s more chance for something unexpected to happen. It’s a little twist that I look forward to.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Daniel M January 25, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    been wanting to get into paranormal – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  • DeeDee Griffin January 26, 2013 at 1:58 AM

    I love both, but I’ve been leaning toward contemporary lately.

  • Tin @ Love Saves the World January 26, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    I’m a historical romance person, but I recently read a contemporary New Adult novel and enjoyed it. ^_^
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  • Lisa @silverlight00 January 27, 2013 at 8:42 AM

    I am a paranormal fan, but lately I have been reading some great New Adult Contemp. that has turned me into a huge fan.
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  • Lisa Vazquezanzua January 27, 2013 at 2:38 PM

    I prefer paranormal!! I read only urban fantasy, fantasy, sci-fi, paranormal and so on. I don’t read contemporary but I would mind reading that genre. There are so many good books out there that I’ve been wanting to read.
    Thank you for a chance to win in this awesome giveaway!!!

  • Lilian S January 28, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    I love both of them, i mind on the story not the genre
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  • holly February 3, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    I like both, but paranormal is the one I grab first.


  • Michelle Tucker February 3, 2013 at 4:35 AM

    I’m a paranormal gal.

  • Theresa Esterline February 3, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    I just bought 2 of Milly Taiden’s books – she also writes as April Angel. Hoping to win this one to see if there is any difference between writing styles.

  • Miranda February 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    I prefer paranormal but like contemporary as well.

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