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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Countdown to Christmas: Nina Pierce

Nina Pierce:
I love Christmas with all its wrappings and trimmings; the magical wonder in a child’s eye when they see Santa at the mall, the Christmas light parades, all the baked goodies on trays at work and the holiday decorations that abound … especially in my house. I have villages and swags, candles and framed holiday pictures my children created, Santas for inside and out, dishes and special towels— everything to make my house a Christmas wonderland. Of course now that I have MS I can’t put it out all by myself and require the assistance of my family. Yeeeeeeah, to say they’re not quite as enthusiastic about the holiday atmosphere as I am is putting it mildly. This year they’ve threatened to put me out on the front lawn with the lighted tree and moving reindeer if I dare sneak one more Christmas trinket into the house. But it’s all worth it for the magic it lends to my holiday. *lovingly pats new elf village sitting next to me in the snowbank* Save for the shopping (and the chill) … Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

I want to thank Berengaria for opening her blog this month. I’m really enjoying all the holiday tidbits everyone is sharing. And just in case you need a little something/something for your true love this holiday (and to get them in the mood for a little one-on-one time *wink*), you can pick up my book “HEALER’S GARDEN” from Ellora’s Cave to read by the fire. (Buy link: http://www.jasminejade.com/p-8729-healers-garden.aspx )

In the female-dominated society of the twenty-third century, mating with a male, even if it is to save the human race, is a distasteful task and one Healer Jahara Hriznek has successfully avoided—until now.

Brenimyn is a gifted breeding instructor at the Garden of Serenity. Forced to copulate with all females requesting his services, he yearns to find the one woman who responds to his touch. When Jahara arrives with the new class of breeders, Brenimyn’s body immediately aches for her, but convincing the stubborn healer that sex between a man and a woman is more than just an act for procreation proves to be a challenge he refuses to fail.

Jahara doesn’t want to enjoy the sinful rapture only Brenimyn brings to her body. Brenimyn has no intention of dousing the flames of desire licking at them until Jahara is completely his—body, mind and heart. But when the government finds their loving relationship a threat to the natural order, there may be more than their stubborn wills at stake.

Patience. That’s what was required of him. But damn, he’d been treading water a hell of a long time while he waited for destiny to change the course of his life.

Brenimyn didn’t enjoy these monthly exhibitions any more than he liked copulating with Kylie. Though she’d never admit it, she detested his touch. He didn’t mind. It was less confusing without emotions getting all tangled in their peculiar relationship.

Since arriving at the Garden three years ago, Brenimyn had become accustomed to arrogant women who thought they were the only intelligent creatures walking this earth. Kylie was a prime example of that conceited attitude personified.

To the women before him, he was nothing more than a stud. Stupid, beastly and—inhuman. Oh, if only they knew what he could do, they wouldn’t think themselves so superior, now would they? But the time had not come to travel that particular road. Preparations still needed to be made. In the meantime, he would swallow his pride and let the mauling begin.

“Their physiques are quite different from ours, not all cushy and round. Rather ugly if you ask me.” Kylie pulled off Brenimyn’s tunic and smiled up at him. “Sorry, Brenimyn. I know the truth stings.”

Forcing his lips to lift, he bent and kissed her cheek. “Nothing is as beautiful and sweet as a woman, Kylie. Not even the flowers in the gardens.”

“Thank you.” She callously patted his stomach with a cold hand.

“Now, Brenimyn is going to take off his breeches. Though you all studied anatomy in school, the first look at a man’s genitals can be shocking.”

Brenimyn untied the cords at his belly slowly, seductively. This was the only time he had control and he stretched the moments out until the females before him leaned forward in breathless anticipation. His eyes locked on the only woman in the room who seemed less interested in this whole charade than him. The raven-haired beauty actually looked lost despite the maturity lining her face. Her hand caressed her cheek even as he thought of her. Her eyes shifted uncomfortably around the room, not watching as the fabric pooled at his bare feet and the inevitable gasp of awe echoed off the walls.

“Please come up and have a closer look,” Kylie said. Her hand fondled his buttocks. Touch but don’t desire, this one is mine, her caress communicated to the breeders even as her lips curved into that plastic smile he’d come to despise. “My mate is a wondrous specimen.”

Brenimyn resented Kylie. He belonged to no one. Least of all her.

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  1. Merry Christmas, Nina. Thanks for sharing the wonderful excerpt...and your memories.

  2. Anny - Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. Merry Christmasd to you as well.

  3. Great book and Eppie Finalist! Happy Holidays!

  4. Thanks Julia! I hope your holidays are wonderful!

  5. Thank you, Nina, for visiting today. I hope it's not too cold sitting out there in the snow.
    Hi Anny, Hi Julia
    Thank you for visiting.

  6. Berengaria - Thanks so much for having me. Nah, not too cold, I have a beautiful new elf village to keep me warm and snuggie. ;)

  7. Hey, Nina - you write the best love stories and "Healers Garden" is no exception. :)