This is my stop during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen by Rachel de la Fuente. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. Read the whole post to discover more about this book, find some links to some character interviews, some video teasers and there are two giveaways! The blog tour runs from 5 till 18 March. See the tour schedule here.
Elysabeth Vance is so determined not to be lost in her obsession that she refuses to see what’s right in front of her.
Damien is so afraid of ruining his only chance at happiness that he’s blind to Elysabeth’s obsession.
Once they open their eyes to what they have, nearly incomprehensible secrets will be revealed. After all, fate happens, even if you don’t believe in it.
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Sometime later, as I’m deeply engrossed in my work, I’m startled by a voice behind me. “You sing beautifully, Chérie.” I spin around, thoroughly surprised to see Damien there. “I am sorry I startled you. Shawn let me in.”
I wave away his apology. “Oh, no, it’s okay.”
“I did not know you spoke Spanish,” he says, leaning against the door jamb.
“Yeah, my mom’s from Mexico. She taught me.”
“It is a beautiful language. I am taking Spanish for my foreign language requirement.”
“It should be pretty easy for you with the languages you already know. From what I’ve learned in French class, the two have some similarities, and Spanish is definitely the easier of the two languages.”
“Some small ones, I suppose, but it is more difficult than you would think.”
“Oh, pobre Damien. Tienes dificultades con el español?” I tease him.
“Et toi, Elysabeth,” he asks with a grin, “avec ton Français?”
“Mieux que ton espagnol, je pense.”
He holds his hands up in a gesture of surrender. “You win, Chérie, you win. Now, I believe we are here to do homework.”
“You are quite right,” I say, adopting a lofty tone. “It was rude to interrupt me in such a manner.” My grin removes the sting from the words.
Damien offers me a formal court bow. “Forgive me, dearest. How may I ever remedy such a grave injustice?”
Smiling, I indulge in our silly behavior. “I believe a declaration of your undying affections and a heartfelt apology would be sufficient.”
He steps forward and drops to his knees at my feet then takes my hands in his, as though begging for his life. “Ah, my Elysabeth, you know I love you more than life itself. For you I would travel to the ends of the world. I would pluck out mine own heart, if it would see you happy. Forgive my dreadful injustice against you. Simply tell me how to appease you.”
Feeling somewhat self-conscious at the seriousness of his tone, I give him a little shove. “Enough, enough!” I’m laughing, trying to keep the situation lighthearted. “You have my forgiveness.” I stand to head downstairs. “I’m going to get a —”
Damien pulls me back to face him, showing me the raw emotion in his eyes. He pulls me close and I feel trapped by his gaze. “I do care for you greatly, Elysabeth. Truly.” His voice is soft.
The voice is stronger than usual, but I attribute it to my growing desire for the man holding me. I do as it suggests, closing my eyes and tilting my head in the universal invitation. His lips meet mine softly, but the kiss conveys a strength of emotion that surprises me. His kiss is telling me the story of his emotional attachment. I’m surprised by the depth of feeling considering how short a time we’ve been together.
It’s everything I’ve ever imagined a perfect first kiss being, despite it not being our first. It’s soft, slow, sensual, and heartfelt. He pulls back, seeking my approval. A small grin is all he needs. With a sigh he pulls me to him tightly, crushing my lips with his. It’s a repeat of that afternoon at the marketplace, but I have no desire to stop this time.
He backs me to my bed, pushing me down, and covering my body with his. My hands roam his back, as his travel up my sides. I wrap my legs around his, pulling him closer, and grinding against him, eliciting a groan.
“Elysabeth, you drive me wild!” I kiss my way down his neck, stopping at the sensitive juncture to his shoulders and bite down lightly. His guttural groan of pleasure leads me to bite again, slightly harder.
He pulls away from me and leans down to my neck, running his lips along the curve from ear to shoulder. I suddenly feel something sharp, like he has fangs! “Mmm, yes, bite me, Damien!”
He pulls away from me suddenly, and I realize what I’ve just said. I can feel myself turning crimson. “What did you say, Elysabeth?” he asks guardedly.
Thankfully, I don’t have to answer. A knock at the door has us flying further apart than we already are.
About the Author:
Rachel de la Fuente (meaning of the fountain) lives in Maryland with the love of her life and two furry children that meow. The Most Special Chosen is her first novel, but it’s hardly her first story. She’s been writing since elementary school, and telling stories since she could speak. She is an avid fountain pen enthusiast with a bit of an ink problem, and often writes book notes and sections of stories by hand.
Rachel was born and raised in southern California, but spent many summers with family in Mexico. Her parents loved traveling, so she also spent many vacations in various locations, soaking up foreign cultures and sights. She still loves to travel, and is committed to crossing all of the locations off her bucket list.
Rachel is a proud Slytherin, and when not writing, spends much of her free time reading, cross stitching, and watching documentaries.
There are two giveaways during the blog tour for The Most Special Chosen! One of the giveaways is US Only and the other one is open International.
One winner wins the following prizes:
• A signed copy of The Most Special Chosen
• An eBook copy of The Most Special Chosen
• A sheet of Exalted Bloodlines series round stickers
• An Exalted Bloodlines logo cutout sticker
• An eBook copy of Elysabeth and Shawn, the Prequel Series
• A bookmark with The Most Special Chosen tagline
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