Charlene entered Delilah’s Blog and tugged on Kami’s red-gloved hand to coax her along.
“Relax, Kami. These people don’t bite, you know. They’re excited to meet the star of One for Kami. They’ll love you.”
Kami’s shoulders arched and she shook her arms, ending with a murmur. “Oh, it’s not coming to Delilah’s that has me on edge. It’s that cursed Ober.”
“Ober? The inter-dimensional transport…thing?”
“Yes.” She ran her hands down her hips and cringed as she curled into a slight bow. “All the training in the world couldn’t prepare me for what that thing does.”
Charlene quirked her brow and eyed her heroine. She definitely looked frazzled, her lush red hair frizzed to create a fluffy poof around her face and down her back. Instead of brilliant blue eyes, they look glazed, lids puffy. Certainly not the prim Villa she usually portrayed. Even in the grubbies she wore during hikes and romping with the dogs, Kami managed to look dignified.
“Ober did that to you?”
Kami huffed, irritation vivid. “Pressure, they said. It almost crushes me to death! Light headed they said. More like light everything! It turned my entire body to jelly. Have you ever tried to steady your balance with an arm that warped into goo before your eyes?”
“Um… Well, no, I…”
“And when you finally get through it all, every move you make is like an involuntary turn on.” She lowered her voice to a whisper. “It’s like a pending orgasm when a man simply touches your hand. Condrad, one of my guides, pulled that one on me and laughed when I, um…” A scowl finished her statement.
“Ah. Sorry, Kami. You must have gotten a little worked up with panic for it to make you so sensitive in that way.”
Kami heaved a sigh and folded her arms. “Well, I’ll try to be congenial while we’re here. But this really isn’t the best time to hold a blog post appearance. I thought the Ober transport would be better the second time, but apparently not.”
“Well, let’s just introduce One for Kami and invite everyone to join in the tour wide giveaway. We have some great prizes to give away and they can get all the details at Charlene Blogs.”
A spark lit in Kami’s dull eyes and a genuine smile touched her lips. “Yes, we do! A One for Kami SWAG package, Juicy Fruit prize package—There’s got to be a way for me to nab that one—, a $10 Amazon gift card…”
“And your red gloves! We can’t forget the best part. KnitWit’s Knits & Crochet is making a special pair for this tour and offering One for Kami fans a 20% discount if they order something from their Etsy Shop by using the coupon code One4Kami! So cool!”
“I can’t wait to see my gloves with the Hearts on Her Sleeve pattern on them.”
“I ordered a pair for myself. That prize alone is a $20 value!”
Sighing, Kami’s posture relaxed to match the new glow in her countenance. “I love my story.”
Charlene leaned her head, pride seeping through her chest. “And so will everybody else, sweetie.” She takes her hand and gives it a squeeze. “I know they will.”
Thank you for having us here today, Delilah. It’s a real treat! Have your readers get those Kindles ready, because One for Kami will be FREE to download at Amazon tomorrow (Feb 14th)! It’s a Sweet Sci-Fi Romance, the perfect “lunch-time” read. There’s also a Rafflecopter contest going on. Just follow this link for the list of prizes and for your chance to enter! And if you follow Charlene’s blog, you can earn more chances to win!
Can love be true if shared with more than one? Kami doesn’t think so when she finds Ian is an elite and required to take three wives to eliminate the poverty-stricken population. Why can’t he be poor the way she thought he was when she fell in love with him?
Determined to find a realm that doesn’t have such dictates, she travels to dimension Three-Two-Three to begin her search. But is love truer in a place that only allows one spouse than it is in Ian’s heart?
What they’re saying
“Sweet, romantic, and heartfelt. A great introduction to the author’s world.”—J.D. Brown Book Club
“One for Kami is a story that will have you willing to give up everything for your one true love.”—Annette, Gothic Mom’s Book Reviews
“[Wilson] spins a tale of true love spanning time and dimensions that will inspire the reader to sacrifice everything to find their soul mate.”—Debbie, Read2Review
Voices surged and Kami clung to the illegible sounds. A low groan rode alongside them. The vocals ebbed from her mind. Mute gray light drifted before her eyes, a flash of white, and then a haze. Darkness covered her vision. A sour pang caused her to lurch and she heaved, the voices clambering from a distance. The back of her skull thudded against a hard surface. Words broke between melodic and static riffs.
Another groan punctuated the din, so close she opened her eyes to find the source. A woman’s profile came to view, a bright silver aura hazing the edges. Her long arched nose and narrow chin set a shocking presentation to add to her crinkled eyes and white hair. Her thin lips moved with a soft sound. “Get that cleaned up before she sees it.”
The senior turned to her, and Kami’s focus zeroed in on her pale blue eyes. Eerie yet kind, they held her attention. Folds on the woman’s face deepened with her smile. “Well, you made it. You had us worried there.”
Kami blinked hard and swallowed, acid burning the back of her throat. “What happened?”
“You were a little nervous during the transport, that’s all.” The woman nodded to someone off to the side and Kami rolled her head to the side to see who it was. The silver-blue aura stretched to the edge of a circular platform and she realized she lay on Ober’s transport base.
“Let’s get you sitting up. It’ll clear your mind and help you focus.” The escort slid her hand behind Kami’s neck.
As she pushed herself up, heat pulsed in her lower abs, spasms rushing through her core. Her breath hitched and she leaned forward, pressing her arm along her hips until the sensations dulled. A heavy sigh rushed from her lungs, causing the ache in her breasts to intensify. She brushed her palm along her chest to relieve the sensitivity, but it sent chills down her spine. A shutter clenched her stomach and the process started all over again.
God, this is awkward. I need privacy here.
A chuckle rumbled to her left and she glanced at the man beyond the hazy stage. His blond hair curled around his forehead and tapered to a band of shaved hair along the back of his head. His white lab coat hung loose around his lanky shoulders. A wide smile bloomed on his lips as he knelt beside her and held out a bottle of water.
His brown eyes sparkled with humor. “You’ll be mighty sensitive in those regions for a while with the level of panic you emitted. But that side effect will let up.”
She accepted the drink, a question on the tip of her tongue she didn’t want to voice.
“All of this affected your nerves,” he motioned to her private parts as if he had every right, “and those there are the most sensitive parts of a body. I’d take you as my third right now just to enjoy the fallout. Yes, sir, close the quota with a redheaded elite.”
Kami leaned away from him and his offensive comment. That is wrong on so many levels. How rude could one person get?
The woman pursed her lips into a little grin. “This is Conrad. I’m Coral. We’ll show you around the city and get you acquainted with things before we let you roam on your own. We can show you key areas to envision so you can sync and not have to deal with the vehicles they use here. Horrid contraptions if you ask me. Just remember to be hidden when you do so nobody sees you disappear. Of course, we’ll be around should you need us during your stay.” She motioned with her nod. “Now, let’s get you off this Ober base and steady on your feet.”
Kami glanced at the platform. “Sure glad this fog isn’t a lingering effect.”
Conrad’s cheery chuckle burst into laughter and he held out his hand to help her up. She grumbled under her breath and with a glower accepted the offer. His fingers slowly wrapped around hers and his thumb brushed along the top of her palm with light caresses. The sensual touch sent a charge to her nipples and spasms to her core. Her breath hitched, fire burning her cheeks and ears as she flush.
Her gaze snapped to the glint in his eye. The idiot did that on purpose! She snatched her hand from his grasp. “I think I’ll let Coral help me up.”
Another burst of mirth spit from Conrad and his hand flew to his mouth, stifling it into a sloppy snort. He peeked at her through gleeful lids and turned his palm to her in an apologetic gesture.
Kami looked at Coral to find the woman’s lips pinched between her teeth, the corners fighting to keep a serious regard.
I have to deal with these people for a week? She swore under her breath and slid from the platform, abandoning the bottled water. Pushing herself to a stand, she steadied her feet and tugged at her blouse to regain any dignity she had left.
Coral’s head tilted to the side and her white waves brushed her cheek. “Oh, Kami, I’m sorry, dear.” She pulled her into a hug. “Things will settle down.”
Conrad sniffled and folded his arms across his chest, nodding with agreement as he calmed.
Her pale blue gaze sought Kami’s as she held her at arm’s length. Brows pulling together, she whispered. “You are still a Vella, correct?”
Kami hesitated, studying the lady’s demeanor. What does being a maiden have to do with anything? “Yes.”
“Then I suggest you keep a little distance between you and fellows while you’re here. They’ll flock to you with that beautiful hair and those sweet blue eyes. And you’ll find them hard to resist in your current state.” She winked. “Gotta save yourself for marriage, you know.”
Riotous cackles exploded and Conrad doubled over, staggering to catch his balance.
Kami’s mouth dropped open. “God, give me a break!” Shrugging out of Coral’s touch, she marched along the cobbled path toward the exit. “I’ll find my own way around.”
As she gripped the doorknob, realization caused her to pause. She glanced at her snickering guides. “Um… Is my new boss a man or a woman?”
Conrad’s mirth rose to a new level and filled the arboretum. She huffed and marched out the door, his snorts and cries following her until he choked on his own breath.
About the Author
Charlene A. Wilson
Creating worlds where dreams become reality.
Charlene is an author of paranormal tales that take you away to other dimensions. She weaves magic, lasting love, and intrigue to immerse you into the lives of her characters.
Author site: http://CharleneAWilson.com