In her own words,
I thought to myself, why don't we all post a kissing scene from our current WIP? All on the same day? We can hop around to all our friend's blogs and read about some sigh-producing, high-giddy-factor kisses. Who wouldn't love that? So here we go......And I've decided to participate! The kissing scenes in Shattered were some of my favorite ones to write. But, I get nervous about posting sections from work that I want to publish. (NOT that I think anyone would steal it or anything! But because what if someday I have an agent who has a no posting policy?) So I wrote something new, just for Kissing Day Blogfest! It ended up surprising me--because I pretty much only write YA these days, but this scene came to me with adults in mind. Fun stuff!
My Kissing Scene
“I can’t breathe... I forget how to breathe when you look at me the way you do.” She turned her head, unable to meet his eyes.
He stroked the side of her face and dragged a thumb across her lower lip, rough but, somehow, also tender.
“Look at me.”
“Look at me.” He lifted her chin so that she would.
“What are we doing? What is this?” Though no more than a whisper, her voice shook.
He held her gaze. “You know what this is.”
For a moment, silence. It pricked her neck and burned her cheeks. And then she felt nothing except for the pressure of his lips against hers.
The stubble on his chin against her neck, as his mouth traveled the line of her jaw.
The rays of warmth that blossomed in the center of her being, as his hands trailed along her spine... His thumbs, when they traced paths down her ribs to rest at to her hips.
The sharp intake of breath in the moment before his lips met hers a second time.
Only when she felt the wall at her back did she realize they’d moved. It blocked whatever path they’d been on, but didn’t matter.
More pressure. More frenzied. Driven with an urgency previously unexpressed. The last remnants of restraint shattered and she pressed herself against him, into him. Needing the connection. Drowning in it. He pressed back. And so the dance began.
Oh, yes. She knew what this was.
Hope you enjoyed :-) Now I'm off to stalk the other kissing excerpts! (Sike! Truthfully, I prescheduled this post, so chances are I'm still sleeping... BUT when I wake up I will so be reading all of the other excerpts!)
I'll leave you a photo of my own personal mistletoe moment... (From my wedding last year!)
****Okay - I have to add this. You know how I put everything in wordle? Because I'm pretty much addicted to it? Well the kissing scene was no exception. And look how sweet the word cloud from it turned out: