Continuing with the Valentine's theme, today's Just Kiss Already blogfest asks us to share steamy excerpts (250 words or less) that say enough already with the teasing, let's get down to the good stuff!"
Bottom line, if your characters aren't kissing, you aren't doing it right.
The following is an excerpt from my Paranormal Romance: This scene takes place in the past, and at this point neither the hero nor the heroine are willing to admit to the chemistry between them. Our heroine, Anna, has just spent the last several moments tossing barbs at our hero, Thomas, in an effort to get under his skin and now he has her pinned against a tree, attempting his payback.
Thomas skimmed his lips, feather-light, back and forth across mine, never allowing more than a tickling touch. He was attempting to tease me into submission—and it was working. My stupid, will-powerless pride had all but abandoned me.
Just as I thought I could take no more, the tip of his tongue traced the seam of my lips. I’m not sure if the sound I made qualified as a gasp or a moan, but Thomas must have sensed his victory, because he pulled back slightly.
“Now, what were you saying about—?”
My instincts took over. I stretched on tiptoes to reconnect our mouths, cutting him off mid-sentence. My hand tangling in the curls at the back of his neck.
The impulsive show of passion caught him off-guard and his charade of cool control disintegrated. I quickly found myself crushed between the strength of his body and that of the tree. The knotty surface pressed against my back. Thomas pressed against my front. His hands were in my hair, angling my head back so he had better access to my mouth. When I thought I might lose the last of the air in my lungs, his lips left mine and trailed down to assault my neck in the most wonderful way.
When my hand brushed against his hip, his entire body stiffened. The contact between us came to an abrupt halt and Thomas stepped back.
“Damn it, Anna. Can you not let me win one of my battles?” He stared at my mouth for a long moment as he struggled to get his breathing under control.
Haha, Girl Power!! Happy Valentine's Day