Distant Desires Excerpt #1
The heat from his fingers seared through the back of my shirt. I wondered if his handprint would permanently scar my skin. He used his body almost like a shield, guiding me back down onto the couch, this time sitting much closer to me.
“I know this is a lot, but try not to overreact.”
His hand lay between us. I could feel his fingers against my thigh. Without thought, I reached forward, linking our fingers together and drawing his hand into my lap. “Don’t you think I should at least be allowed to see your face?”
I sensed his hesitation. But instead of trying to convince him, I waited for a reply.
“I don’t look like you.”
“No one else looks like me either,” I said.
“That’s true,” Tarek agreed, but it didn’t sound like he was speaking to me. Then he spoke out, “I mean the people of your planet. I don’t look like your version of humans.”
“Then what do you look like?” I asked.
“Like a Sapien.” He shrugged his shoulders as he said the words.
“Show me,” I said.
Tarek untangled our fingers and withdrew his hand. Slowly, he reached up and grasped the edges of the hood. Then he paused.
I groaned out loud.
This guy was going to kill me!
“I’m afraid I won’t please you,” he said softly.
The words pierced my heart. He thought I was going to think he was ugly. He didn’t realize how those words made him so very similar to me and every human I knew.
He was vulnerable and self-conscious, just like the rest of us.
The fact he even cared at all what I thought of him took away some of my shock and panic.
“Try me,” I said equally as soft.
You could have heard a pin drop through the silence that encompassed the room.
The silver silky hood fell back, lying against his neck, the folds of the fabric bunched in a way that created a loose frame for everything above his neck.
He was right. He looked nothing like the human’s here on Earth.
Tarek was better.
Distant Desires – Part 1 by Cambria Hebert – 5 Sparkling Stars
I am sure those of you that follow my blog know that I have read just about every single book of Cambria’s. Yup I love her writing that much. But those are romantic, ooohy, gooey, suspense filled, action packed books. So when she put out this new book Distant Desires and I read the blurb I thought “what she is writing about aliens – really”
Well let me tell you something – READ THIS BOOK!!!!! It is stellar, it is exciting, it is make you wonder just what it might be like – yes I went there. OMG I mean hello if all beings from another world could do what this one can I am game for sure. LOL 😛
That said Sophie girl wow, I am glad you chose the “remember” instead of the “forget” option. Sophie seems like your ordinary girl, working her dead end job, with friends and a guy she has crushed on forever, living her life day by day…. Then suddenly everything she always thought was not possible was right in front of her eyes and before she knew it she was on one heck of a ride.
I could not put this book down. Okay well I did I had no choice or I would have had no sleep but you could read this in one sitting so be prepared when you pick this up – you will be pulled in and wanting to find out just what this mysterious (and I am going to go out on a ledge here and say Stunning) other worldy being is going to do to Sophie and what happens.
Oh yes this is a cliff hanger book lol so if you don’t like those just be prepared – it is very well worth it. Cambria spins an amazing story here and draws you to the edge and is going to leave you dangling, waiting for the line to pull you up and into the next part.
Distant Desires – Part 2 by Cambria Hebert – 5 Shining Stars
I turned on my Kindle once we got to softball practice (for my daughter of course lol), opened up my chair, kicked back and went to reading. This book was so good not only did I not hear a single conversation between the parents I missed most of practice. I say most because I read this book during the 3 hour practice window, only I finished it before practice was over. It was that good, it sucked me in and never let go. And to be honest I did not want it to end. I know, I know, there is a part three coming, but still, I don’t want to wait to find out what happens to Sophie and Tarek. And OMG if all Sapiens look like Tarek can I have me one too???? LOL
Part two starts right where part one leaves off, which I love, there is no missing parts, no gap in the story. We come right back to the shocker that was at the end of Part One. And Sophie’s reactions and how Tarek responds. Up until now everything has been about Tarek’s experiments with Sophie, but I sure did love the turn the tables on you moment. WOW that was an epic scene up there in that hover craft. I am sure a few circuits were fried during that little episode.
What I really loved was the jealousy, yes jealousy. Just when you think there is no hope for this alien, jealousy pops its ugly little head. But oh man it is so funny. When Tarek appears in the bedroom and there is Sophie and Matt – OMG to be a fly on that wall to see Matt’s face when an alien appears. Bwahahaha epic I am sure. And like Sophie every time you want to get mad at Tarek for something he does or says, how he explains it afterwards has you melting (in more places than one) ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!
The changes you see in Tarek brought on by Sophie are really good, you can see how he struggles too. All his life he has only know the Sapien way of life and then along comes Sophie and what he never experienced he now does. Of course I am left to wonder will he fight for them, for ALL of them or will he do what he said he was going to do and in the end rip her heart out (in a manner of speaking not like for real of course lol).
What I would like to see happen —– well hello!!!! An Sapien, Earthling Happily ever after of course….. It could happen right????
Review of Distant Desires – Part 3 “The Conclusion” by Cambria Hebert – 5 Out Of This World Stars!!!!!
So I was telling a co-worker of mine, after part 2, who is also reading this 3 book phenomenon by Cambria that I hoped that Sophia and Tarek would get to stay together. Would that be like an interstellar relationship? LOL
Well I won’t tell you the outcome Cambria would slap my hand if I spoiled anything. But I will say that this book is just as good as if not better than the first two. I love how Cambria’s mind works, lol – and she spun one amazing story with this series and the conclusion was absolutely fantastic.
The interaction between alien Tarek and earthling Sophia continue in this book – by now you know she is pregnant with his child, of course I am still amazed at how that happened to begin with but hey, he is an alien right.
One of the things I find amusing in this book is how he manages to pop in, appear, materialize, whatever you want to call it, at just the right times. LOL Throws Sophie for a loop each time and well others too, but its funny if you ask me.
“Morning is my favorite time of day,” he murmured.
I smiled. “Because every morning we have sex?”
He shook his head and kissed the back of my hand again. “No. Because every morning when I open my eyes, I see you, and I realize it hadn’t all been a dream, that you, my love, are my reality. You’re more than I ever thought possible.”
Those were some pretty English words.
“You’re more than I ever thought possible, too.” I whispered
He grinned. “I like the sex, too.”
I must say my heart pitter-pattered on that and I giggled to – even aliens enjoy sex… Hey it is a good thing right. But not just that it was a tender moment, and gave me hope for my HEA that I was looking for.
Of course then there is the addition of the biotch alien check Teagan which beautiful or not needed to be knocked down a peg or two. But how does one do that when they have telekinetic abilities and the ability to just pop in and out. Darn so not fair!!!! How fun to whoop some alien arse.
Though I think if she hung around Matt long he might make her feel the way Sophia makes Tarek feel. Seems to me his entire race needs the sticks pulled out of their back ends. Maybe if they inter-mingled (LOL) with a few more earthlings they just could save their entire race. At least Tarek saw the amazing benefit of it LOL
All in all this three part story is a really fun, light, entertaining, touching and awesome read… Now run along and get your copies.
Cambria – thank you for the pleasure of reading this amazing out of this world erotic romance. It was such an enjoyable read.