February 14, 2011 | By: Tracy

Just Kiss Already!!!

Friday, was all about the teen love.  (Side note: If I haven't gotten around to you on the YAmore blogfest and commented here, I promise I'm gonna make it. Had a crazy busy weekend that has set me a wee bit behind.)


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

46 witty remarks:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Very sexy. Love his last line. Way to go, Anna. Keep him unbalanced. That's the trick. ;)

Charli Mac said...

“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."

Awesome! Love a girl who loses control then takes it back. Very sexy.

salarsenッ said...

Oh, the tease...got to love those. More for the reading audience. Nicely done!

Matthew Rush said...

Ooh la la! Well done Tracy. Happy VD.

Anne Gallagher said...

Oh sweet! Hate to see how many bruises she has on her back though. Happy Valentine's Day.

Justine Dell said...

Oh, I <3 Thomas. I did love those scenes. ;-) Did I ever tell you how mad your relationship building skills were? Well there, now you know.

~JD

Chris Phillips said...

That's really good. Happy Valentines Day.

Meredith said...

Ha! Love that she won this one. I want to know more about these characters--I'm hooked by them already!

Pk Hrezo said...

Super hot, Tracy! You nailed it. Bravo, girl. ;)

Rachel Morgan said...

He, he, he! I like this one!

Patti said...

Love the last line about winning battles. Very good.

Donna Weaver said...

Nice, Tracy! I loved all the passion and then wham! I'm SO intrigued. Well done.

Beth said...

Wow. I like this scene and I'm your newest follower!
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Katie Mills said...

I really love the tension between them! Great excerpt! Happy V Day!

LTM said...

whee! Yay for Anna's impulsiveness! :D Good stuff here. Thanks, Tracy~ :o) <3

gideon 86 said...

Fun excerpt...

Hey, Tracy,

Sorry I haven't officially followed sooner.... hadn't realized until I hopped over for crusader site.

Have a great V-Day!

Michael

Jenn said...

I love couples that bicker and fight! And this was a great except :)

Sophia Richardson said...

I love the imagery of her being pinned between Thomas and the tree trunk. And Thomas seems like a fun friend to have with his teasing and his bragging (albeit cut off) and that killer last line. Very nice scene.
- Sophia.

Jodi Henry said...

You are goood woman.

Lindsey Edwards said...

I loved how your heroine just took control girl! I could vividly imagine this scene, great work!!

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Roza M said...

NIIICE! I loved it! She took control and put him in his place ha. That was just awesome. Thanks for sharing Tracy.

Melissa said...

OOOO this was freaking DELICIOUS! Yummy! Excellent kiss. I love the last line too!

Bethany Mattingly said...

Love his last line. LOVE, LOVE. Happy Valentine's Day!

Elaine AM Smith said...

Loved it. She melted, but he crumbled beautifully ;)

Alyssa Fox said...

Hello, fellow crusader. Very sexy. I loved it!

Colene Murphy said...

OOOh HOT! I loved it! Awesome job with the writing! Sucked me in quickly! Happy Valentines!

Summer Ross said...

Great voice in your characters. my favorite line is :He was attempting to tease me into submission—and it was working.

Love it!

Marieke said...

:D Happy Valentine's Day! And nice to meet you as fellow Crusader :)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Oh, very nice! And it makes me wonder exactly *when* Thomas lost that battle, when she touched him below the belt or when she blew apart his self-control by launching that passion at him in the first place?

Donea Lee said...

Nice and steamy - this has an excellent flow, loved it! Happy V-day to you ~ :)

Cher Green said...

Nice!

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Loralie Hall said...

Oh! that is so sexy. it's hot and steamy and oozes tension. Wow ^_^

Talei said...

Great kissing, I want more! ;-)

Regina said...

Well played. I like the interaction between your characters. It is very steamy and sensual without giving too much. I like it a lot! Great job! :D

Gina said...

So great. I love reading a scene where people give in to their feelings for one another. Well done!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Nice chemistry and conflict between the two of them.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Madeleine said...

I'm so glad Anna took control. Wondering why Thomas doesn't just succumb, intriguing :O)

Andrea Franco-Cook said...

Now that's a kissing scene.(: Wow!

E.C. Smith said...

Hi Tracy! Great post...gotta love a good kissing scene!

I'm a fellow crusader and wanted to let you know you've been given the Stylish Bloggers Award. Check out my blog ecsmithramblings.blogspot.com/ to get all the details.

Cheers!

Christina Lee said...

woo hoo-hawtness!!!!!!! I love how his body stiffened! This was great!!!

Anne said...

Very sexy! Thanks for sharing!

Ciara said...

Nice kiss. :) I just stopped by to say hi to a fellow Crusader. I'm a follower now. :)

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, I love the chemistry and scrumptious tension! Hello fellow crusader :-)

Dominic de Mattos said...

Serves him right for playing with fire! lol

Great emotion, great tension, great passion - well just great!

:Dom

caterpillar said...

oooooh.....loved it....

Adina West said...

*LOVE* it! Sigh...

Hopefully I'll be back to visit often as we're in the same Crusade Group. Paranormal and romance lovers all...

Should be fun!

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