Sizzling Summer Snippets

I hope you enjoy the following snippets.


“Selena Robins’ plots are deliciously fun. “~New York Times & USA Today Best Selling Author Kimberley Troutte


Simultaneously sassy and reflective, ONCE UPON A KISS is a sensually sweet and funny love story.


The Right Woman

 Is thirty-two too early for dementia?

This is the question Sabrina Monroe asks herself in the not-so-sleepy town in Vermont while running her family’s inn. She’s determined to keep the inn profitable, shielding it from the slick land developers competing to buy her out. Lately, the journey down this road has been filled with sink holes. Add the inn’s challenges with staff, belligerent clients, and a mystical snow globe beaming inexplicable messages, and is it any wonder she questions her mental state?

She’s too strapped for money to buy aspirin for the brain wedgie from dealing with it all, let alone to hire someone to fix the leaking roof.

The Wrong Man

This project is a cake walk.

Business magnate, Jason O’Neil, has one assignment—acquire Monroe’s inn and land. Armed with savvy and charisma, he’s confident he’ll succeed where many others have failed.

After being the recipient of Sabrina Monroe’s sass, Jason realizes he’ll have to step out of his comfort zone and Gucci shoes, and pile on a heck-of-a-lot of something other than his natural charm to ink this deal.

Divine intervention or destiny?

Will the interaction with an eccentric young woman spouting ambiguous sentiments, cement their shared belief that there is no such thing as true love, trust and happy-ever-after?

Or can she unravel that belief once and for all?


He pointed toward the tree. “Turn around.”


“Do you ever take orders?”

“Not often.”

“Shocker.” He put his hands on her shoulder and turned her around. “Try it this once.”

“What are you doing?”

“Getting rid of your headache.” He undid the clip that held her hair in a ponytail together. “Relax.”

She tipped her head back and looked up at him. “Cook, knit and a hairstylist?”

He rolled his eyes and shook his head. “Do you think you can stay quiet for ten minutes? I guarantee your headache will go away if you do.”

“Ten minutes, huh?”

“I’m that good.”

“And modest,” she said.

“Are you going to be quiet now?”
She nodded and he noticed a slight wince before she tipped her head forward, and faced away from him. Her headache was probably stronger than she’d admitted.

SABRINA - MASSAGEHe ran his fingers through the length of her thick, soft hair, smoothing it away from her face, exposing her neck. He’d always been a sucker for a woman’s neck, searching for her erogenous zone. Sabrina’s smooth, long neck looked so damn stroke-able, lick-able, kissable—-all of the above.

Closing his eyes for a few seconds to compose himself he then leaned in closer, and moved his hands up to her forehead. Using his fingertips, he added gentle pressure on each side of her head—-her pleasurable sigh when he did this added pressure to his groin.

He stared straight ahead at the tree trunk, focusing on helping her find relief from her headache, and ignoring his mounting desire to explore the back of her neck with his lips. Mentally shaking that thought out of his head, he slid his hands to her scalp, kneading tender, small circular movements.

The sound of her low, soft moans conjured up sexy images in his head. He took deep breaths, calculating hockey statistics.

She pressed herself closer to him, and he hoped she was so deep into enjoying the massage that she wouldn’t feel what must be pressing hard into her lower back.



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 “I love Selena’s funny, sexy and suspenseful characters and plots and the way she writes the characters’ emotions.” ~USA Today Best Selling Author, Cari Quinn

What A Girl Wants 72 LG


She’s got the moxie.

Travel journalist Maddie Saunders has new attitude, and wants two new accessories to go with it. One, turn her triple-X fantasies into reality with Mr. Sex-On-Legs—her friend, Alex Donovan. And two, find her biological father to see if her gene pool has a deep end.

She never expected fulfilling both wishes would take her life down a drastically different path.

He’s got the secrets.

Alex Donovan, an investigative reporter, grits his teeth when he accepts a joint assignment to Hawaii with Maddie. He’s vowed to never get involved with any woman he can’t walk away from. Maddie falls under the heading of, “Look, but don’t touch.”

Trouble is, Maddie excels at giving Alex a hard time—in more ways than one.

Complicated? Absolutely.

Especially when Alex discovers the shocking, unexpected reason they were both sent to Hawaii.

Together they share laughter, tears, mystery and romance.


Side effects may include but not limited to, spontaneous, uncontrollable laughter, hot flashes and dangerous chocolate cravings.

Contents include, one kick-ass heroine and a sex-on-legs hero whose kiss could singe the eyebrows off a mannequin. Can be read in bed with someone special or a BOB (battery operated boyfriend). Please note: Batteries not included.


He pulled her toward him with her back pressed against his chest and ran his lips up and down the back of her neck.

A soft sigh slipped out before she swallowed hard. “Donovan, I seriously think you are…”

He lowered her dress straps and sprinkled kisses on her shoulder. “I’m listening.”

He made his way across her back to her other shoulder, rubbing his hand up and down her arm. Thoughts of her naked skin pressed against his caused a magnificent laser show in his brain. It was a wonder he could put a sentence together. “You were saying?”

“Oh, gawd.” She leaned her forehead against the door. “I was saying that I think you are…” She sounded out of breath. “Alex…”


There it was. His name on her lips in that breathy way. He ran his fingertips along the side of her face, then kissed her behind her ears, inhaling the subtle fruit-like aroma of her hair, and the lavender musky perfume at her throat.

Fresh, sexy and exotic. Everything male in him wanted everything female in her. “Yes?”

The breath she sucked in was unsteady. “You’re insane.”

He nibbled her earlobe. “Certifiable.”

She leaned her head back against his chest and looked up at him. Her eyes were a brighter green than normal and her pupils were dilated. The softness of her expression made him feel as dizzy, as if the air had been siphoned out of him.

He pressed himself closer to her. Stifling a groan, he rubbed his chin along the side of her face, tightened his hold over her fingers, and slipped her hand off the doorknob.


He turned her around to face him. His heart raced and waves of wanting washed over him. “Yes?”

Desire as unadulterated as his reflected in her gaze as she said, “You need to stop doing that.”

He circled her waist, held her tight and kissed her even tighter. She parted her lips, inviting him in. She tasted like a mixture of chocolate and mint. Sweet and hot, just like her.

She wrapped her hands around his neck and met his tongue with each stroke. In and out. Slow at first and then harder and deeper, creating sensation after sensation through his body, and the best fuckin’ throbbing he had experienced in a long time.

He kissed the tip of her nose, her eyelids and each side of her mouth. Regaining some composure, he lifted his head and smiled. “That better?”

“Yes. No. I mean, you have to stop kissing me like that.”

He leaned his forehead against hers. “Why?”

“Because you’re giving me the wrong signal. Again.”


WHAT A GIRL WANTS is available on Amazon and all book distributors.




  Please note: The black and white images used in this blog, serve as inspiration for the characters in the books. If you own these images, please let me know and I will attribute your name to the picture or remove them at your request. Thank you.

71 responses to “Sizzling Summer Snippets”

  1. Loved What a Girl Wants and can’t wait for Once Upon a Kiss! Is that the cover? H O T!!


    1. Thanks for hopping over, Pat and for sharing the link. Appreciate the support. Yes, that’s the cover. 🙂


  2. I loved What a Girl Wants, I got it on my Kindel and loved it so much I got the paper back! Can’t wait for Once Upon A Kiss!


    1. You’re so sweet, Kelly. Thank you. 🙂


  3. Once Upon a Kiss sounds great! I definitely will be looking for it.


    1. Thanks, Lisa! Enjoy the hop.


  4. Once Upon a Kiss looks great. Can’t wait to read it.


    1. Thanks, Debra! Hope you enjoy hopping around. 🙂


  5. Both excerpts sound great. Definitely need to add them to my wishlist.


    1. Thanks, Vanessa, glad you enjoyed the excerpts. Have fun through the hop. 🙂


  6. You tease! I can’t wait to read Once Upon a Kiss, and the What a Girl Wants excerpt made me need to re-read it. 🙂


    1. Moi? Tease? 😉 Thanks, LB! I love those words re-read.


  7. Love the teaser to Once Upon a Kiss, can’t wait to read it. For those who haven’t read What a Girl Wants, move it up on your TBR. Seriously, do it now 😉


    1. Thanks, Heidi! I am looking forward to its release as well. 🙂


  8. Looking forward to reading Once Upon a Kiss.


  9. These books both sound great. I’m going to add them to my TBR right away.


  10. the excerpt was hot!


    1. Thank you, Lee. Hot is always good to hear. 🙂


  11. the snippets make me want to read more!


    1. Thank you, Lianne. I’m glad the snippets inspired you to read more. 🙂


  12. he can come help me w/ my headache — i’m sure I could manage one if did 😉


    1. LOL Who says that it’s a bad thing when a woman says, “Honey, I have a headache?” This hero gives good conversation, massages and a host of other things. He’s also a great cook. 🙂


  13. They were nice

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


  14. I loved both snippets and have added the books to my book wish list.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com


    1. Thank you, I appreciate your support. 🙂


  15. The snippets are such a tease, makes me want to read the rest!


    1. Don’t you love a good tease? 😉 Thank you for the kind words.


  16. Thank you. Fun to read.



  17. Both these books sound great. I’m going to add them to my book wish list right away! 🙂


    1. Stacey, that is such a wonderful comment to read, thank you. I am humbled.


  18. Enjoyed the snippets, both books sound great!


    1. Thank you! Glad you enjoyed. 🙂


  19. Shelly Hammond Avatar
    Shelly Hammond

    Wow! Both of those snippets are excellent! They left off right at the perfect moment to leave the mind wanting more! Oh, I need to get my hands on both of these. Once Upon A Kiss seems like it’s going to be adorable in many ways and I must have it right away! Plus, I love the name 😀

    Thanks for sharing the books. I am adding them to my “must read before summer is through” list.

    Have a wonderful summer everybody!

    Shelly H


  20. Thanks for the amazing snippets & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


    1. Good luck in the hop and I appreciate the support.


  21. Oh they sound great… love the interaction between the characters!


    1. Glad you enjoyed, Colleen. My favorite part of writing is the interaction between hero and heroine, especially if there is a lot of tension between them. 🙂


  22. I like the line, “Thoughts of her naked skin pressed against his caused a magnificent laser show in his brain.”


    1. Thank you! One of my favorite lines to have written as well. 🙂


  23. The excerpt was very hot! It sounds like an awesome read. Thanks for the giveaway.


  24. Alisha Sienkiel Avatar
    Alisha Sienkiel

    I really enjoyed both excerpts! Thanks so much for posting them and for the giveaway!
    sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com


    1. Appreciate the support and kind words, thank you.


  25. Cindy Hazelwood Avatar
    Cindy Hazelwood

    I loved the snippets. Thanks for the opportunity.


    1. Good luck in the blog hop, so glad you enjoyed.


  26. Samantha Hodges Avatar
    Samantha Hodges

    Loved the excerpts and the covers!


    1. So happy to read your kind words. Thank you!


  27. jennifer mathis Avatar
    jennifer mathis

    love the snippet


    1. Thank you! Enjoy the blog hop.


  28. I loved reading both excerpts!!! I was so drawn in that I didn’t want the excerpt to end lol. I need to add them to my TBR list now. And i’m subscribing to your media stuff so i’ll know when Once Upon A Kiss comes out. ❤

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Take care, & I hope you have a great weekend! =)
    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com


    1. Hi, Brandi, you made my day with all your support on FB and Twitter and the blog. So glad you enjoyed the excerpts. I will be posting more before Once Upon A Kiss comes out, so stay tuned and the book will be out soon as well.

      What A Girl Wants is already out. Weekend is good and I hope yours is fantastic as well. 🙂


  29. Thanks for sharing those hot snippets and for the chance to win!


    1. Good luck in the hop! Enjoy.


  30. A guy that gives head-massages without coercion. You’re making nostalgic for my pre-marriage days 😛


    1. Tara, you’ll just have to have your husband read that snippet. That should give him the hint. Glad you enjoyed! I appreciate your support. 🙂


  31. Great snippets! My TBR just gets bigger! I have 2 weeks left of summer vacation to get through it. Thank you!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


    1. Thanks, Mel, glad you enjoyed. Enjoy the rest of your summer vacation!


  32. Loved both of them! =) Can´t wait for my chance to read more!
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Sunday!


    1. Happy Sunday! So glad you enjoyed the excerpts. Hope you come back and visit. 🙂


  33. Loved the excerpts. Thanks for the chance!
    beckerjo at verizon dot net


    1. So glad you enjoyed! Good luck in the hop.


  34. Wow, both of these snippets got my motor running…I need to look into your books, Selena…I’ve written you down on my ‘to be investigated’ list! Hope to find them both soon!


    1. I so appreciate your kind words and glad the snippets got your motor running. 🙂 Thank you for your encouragement and feel free to stalk me on this blog, Twitter or Facebook. I love chatting with readers.


  35. Thank you all for making this blog hop so much fun! Romance readers are the best readers.

    Please pop into the blog hop chat tonight at 7:00 EST, the winners will be announced (my winner will be announced here as well after 7:00 EST), and there is always fun to be had at the chat. Mostly naughty fun 😉

    Here is the link to follow for the chat:

    You all rock my world, and I am grateful for your support and encouraging words.

    Love, chocolate, and kick ass shoes…..hugs



  36. More books for my tbr pile. LOL


  37. CONGRATULATIONS to Lee Todd. Your name was drawn and you’ve won an Amazon gift card.

    Thanks to everyone who entered and hope you come back for more chances to win prizes.

    Have a great rest of the summer! xo


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