Thursday, December 6, 2012

Blog Tour: Making Sense, Book #2 Sensual Healing Series (by Serenity Woods)

Release Date:  December 4, 2012
"Making Sense" is the second book in Serenity's Sensual Healing Series

Ravishing Romances welcomes author Serenity Woods!

Serenity's answering questions 
in the comment section today! 
Comment to win a copy of any book on her back list!
Congratulations to HaveBook WillSurvive for winning this blog tour stop!

Thanks for having me on your blog! - Serenity

Making Sense from Samhain Publishing is a sexy contemporary romance, and the second in my Sensual Healing series. I chose the ‘one-night stand turns to more’ theme because both characters have huge issues they have to deal with in their lives before they can think of settling down, and yet they still feel the need for sex and comfort that they believe they can satisfy with one night’s passion. Of course one night is never enough, and they soon find they can’t bear to be apart.

Both characters are healers—Freya is a nurse, and Nate has the psychic ability to heal by the laying-on of hands. All the heroes in my Sensual Healing series have an unusual talent, because although they are very much contemporary romances first and foremost, I like a little supernatural twist to my stories. Having the traditional nurse and the very untraditional healer was a great way to explore the nature of healing in the modern world, and Freya is able to help Nate understand the true nature of healing, while he teaches her that not everything can be explained by science.

Nate’s past definitely haunts him the most. A traumatic event several years ago forced him to leave home, and he has to make peace with his father before he can truly move forward and find love and a future with Freya.

The book has many serious issues and a dark thread running through it, but it’s also filled with fun and laughter, and many sizzling sexy scenes! Here’s a little snippet to whet your appetite.

Freya nibbled her bottom lip, seeing his gaze drop there again. He leaned on the worktop, holding the edge with his hands, and he didn’t move toward her, but neither did he move away. He glanced over to the living room, and she checked over her shoulder, but there was no sign of Grace or Ash. She looked back, and now he was smiling openly, the naughty twinkle back in his eyes. 
She put her hands behind her back, moved forward until her breasts just scraped his chest, and tipped her head slightly to the right. She leaned forward and brushed her lips against his, teasing him, pulled back and gave him a brief, suggestive look, and tipped her head to the left. 
Then she kissed him. 
Still he didn’t move as she pressed her lips gently against his, but she didn’t let his lack of movement put her off. She could sense his need to be comforted, his longing to be consoled. She kissed him slowly, taking her time, enjoying the warmth of the sun, the slight tang of brandy on his lips. Bringing up her hand, she let it rest on his cheek. She brushed her thumb against the slight stubble, kissing along his cheekbone, up to his eyes. She placed her lips on his closed eyelids, then kissed down his nose and back to his mouth, listening to him sigh softly as she did so. She scraped her teeth lightly on his bottom lip and ran her tongue across it. 
He inhaled, and she pulled back a little, letting her lips graze his, glancing up at him. For a moment, she waited to see what he’d do, wondering whether he’d say something or move away. 
But he didn’t. 
His eyes met hers, his pupils dilating, and then he gave a short laugh of surrender before he wrapped his arms around her and lowered his lips to hers.Freya’s mouth curved beneath his, and she slid her arms around his neck, pressing herself fully along him. He kissed her soundly, but languidly, taking the time to taste her, and a deep shiver ran through her at the sensual slide of his tongue on hers. As she slipped a hand into his hair, he moved his hands down her back to her hips, and then lowered them to cup her ass. He tightened his hands on it, lifting her slightly, nestling his erection into her softness. As she inhaled with pleasure, he moved his hips, pushing against her, arousing her, and a warm ache grew between her legs. Her nipples tightened, heat pooling in her stomach, and he obviously felt something similar, because he gave a low growl of appreciation in his throat, deepening the kiss and making her sigh with longing. 
They broke apart hurriedly as someone spoke behind them, and Freya turned to see Jodi—Ash’s fourteen-year-old daughter—watching them with wide, amused eyes. 
“Yowza,” said Jodi. “I’ve never seen a guy kiss a girl like that except in the movies.” 
“Hey, she kissed me,” said Nate, brushing the back of his hand across his mouth and wiping off Freya’s lip gloss before tucking his hands in his pockets. “I’m just an innocent bystander.” 
Jodi grinned. “Yeah. You looked like you hated it.” 
Nate laughed, glancing at Freya, whose face burned. 
“I didn’t know you two had hooked up,” Jodi said, interested. 
“We haven’t,” said Freya, worried Jodi would overreact and make Nate panic. “I was cheering him up. We’re just good friends.” 
“Oh my God, if a friend ever cheered me up like that, I’d explode. 
I nearly did, Freya thought.
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Serenity will give one of her back list for each tour stop. She will also be doing a Grand Prize, $20 Amazon or B&N gift card, at the end of the tour, winner will be selected from all of the commenters throughout the tour. 

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Want to learn more about Serenity Woods and her upcoming titles?  Ask her in the comment section below and check out her website, Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Yowza is right! Awesome excerpt! Perfect scene to share with us since it really makes me want to read the whole book. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today! I really appreciate it :-)

    Serenity x

    1. Thank you so much for coming! *Looks around* Psh, well this won't do. Let's get you some comments!

  3. Great excerpt. I have added to my list. I cant wait to read it. havebookwillsurvive at

  4. Hi Serenity!! I remember reading one of your books you wrote as Faye Robertson, loved it...Kiss and Make Up. I even reviewed it on Amazon. I have your first Sensual Healing book , need to catch up! Thanks for the excerpt, I really love your voice.

  5. wow! That snippit was GOOOOOOOD! :) I'm going to make a point to check out your books Serenity! They appear to be right up my alley ;)

  6. Ooooohhh...what a kiss and witnessed, too - by a 14 yo! LOL! That was a nice piece of morsel to dangle to readers like me. :)

  7. Comment for a free book? I'm all about that. I look forward to getting to know some of your characters!

  8. Great excerpt and makes me want to read more.


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