Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's Getting Hot in Here!

Happy Valentine's Day!! Also known as, Single's Awareness Day. LOL

 Today is also the Is it Getting Hot in Here blogfest, hosted by Cassie Mae and Hope Roberson. And they want to see posts of kisses that could melt butter. Click on the pic below to get to blogfest HDQ, but don't go yet ....



I'm posting a first kiss between two of my characters from a YA contemporary romance story I wrote a couple years ago called Starsong. Just to set the scene before I post the snippet, Wynonna and Sami are sixteen and although come from totally different backgrounds and cultural beliefs, they've found a common thread through music. In this scene, they've met at the lake on Fourth of July, originally to practice music, but something else happens ...

  I can feel his presence like he's already touching me. The hairs on my arms are standing up like a static current just settled over my skin. I look at his face, his eyelids are heavier than before. Thank God it's dark, I'm sure I'm blushing right now.
            “You reminded me how much I love to sing,” I say.
            “You didn't need me for that. You just needed to find your voice.”
            “Maybe. Guess it was kinda stupid of me to stop singing—just cause of my mom.”
            “We all do stupid things sometimes.”
            “Oh, so you agree with me then? That figures.”
            His face looks serious.
            “I was … just teasing you ...” My heart beats faster.
            “I know,” he says, inching closer to me. “I know you have this thing with your mom, and some time I'd like to talk about it, but not tonight.”
            The first of the fireworks whistles through the night, then pops and crackles over the trees. Neon colors splatter across the sky, reflected by the lake, and drawing my attention away for only seconds.
            I look back at Sami, his face is only inches from mine. “Fireworks,” I say.
Duh. Way to be Captain Obvious, Wynonna.
            Sami says nothing. He takes one of my hands in his, then the other, standing in front of me now. His hands are warm, skin smooth. I can smell the sandalwood on his clothes.
            He raises our hands between us, our fingers intertwining slowly, then palms pressing together with more force. And that's all it takes—a single touch to trigger the feelings that have built inside of me. We embrace. I allow my hands to run up along his back, feeling the warmth of his body, welcoming it.
            A gasp escapes my lips. I didn't know he'd feel this good. He caresses my arms, my back. Still our lips haven't met. Something so erotic stirs inside me—a swirling of emotion and desire like I've never felt. He pulls just barely away from me. I search his face for a sign.
            His eyes are blazing like embers, making my insides twist into a knot. His face approaches mine. Our lips touch, blend, unite. His mouth is like comfort food—warm, nourishing. I let the passion inside me take over my body, kissing him harder, deeper. He lifts me up, our lips still locked together, as he carries me.
            Fireworks still whistle, pop, and crackle overhead, but I can't tell if they're from my body or from the pyrotechnic display. I don’t care which it is. All I care about is Sami here with me, our bodies together.


Hey thanks so much for stopping by here and reading! I love your comments and always return the favor, even if it's a day or two late. :)


Are you also participating? If so, leave me your number and I'll check it out. Or is their a kiss from a particular story, book or movie or TV show, that really melts your butter? Please share ... and have a day filled with love!

44 comments:

Trisha said...

Beautiful and definitely HOT excerpt!! Thanks so much for sharing :) I could almost feel this guy's arms around ME, whoooboy! ;)

Old Kitty said...

Off I go to have a cold shower now!!

Happy Valentine's day!!

Take care
x

Shell Flower said...

Hotty McHot! I love how she's just found her voice again and he totally gets it and it's all just so perfect for the kiss (and whatever else they have planned...)

LM Preston said...

Oh my goodness I loved this. Happy Valentine's day.

Kyra Lennon said...

Hi, new follower, found you through this blogfest which I am really enjoying lol!

I loved this kissing scene. It is written with lovely tenderness, without losing any of the passion. Awesome!

Dawn Ius said...

HOT! Thank you for sharing. I'm #52 on the hop :-)

Carole Anne Carr said...

Lovely, I'm up to my eyes in children's adventure novels at the moment, looking forward to the time when I can write for grown-ups.

Deana said...

I got chills! Loved this so much!!!

Cassie Mae said...

How sweetly romantic! I loved this, so cute!

And I'm #88 in Cupid's Contest. I'll go over and check yours out too!

Susan Oloier said...

This is amazing! The parallel between the building romance and the fireworks is perfect!

McKenzie McCann said...

I don't think I blinked once while reading that. Wow. You should start working on that again. Love the idea.

Kathryn said...

Starsong is one of my favourite stories of yours! This scene is awesome! :D

David P. King said...

How was I not following you before now? That's so messed up. Well, I fixed that problem.

Kissing with fireworks - how come that never gets old? Nice one! :)

Emily R. King said...

Off the charts! Talk about fireworks. : )

LynNerdKelley said...

Yes, fireworks! Both inside and out!

Cortney Pearson said...

Wooo! Tummy tinglies here! Loved it, nice work!!!

Laura said...

OOh - I had arm-tingles reading this! Gorgeous piece PK
Lx

RachelMaryBean said...

Very nice. I liked the comfort food comparison. :)

Hope Roberson said...

That was incredible! I loved all the sensory stuff woven in too! And your title is awesome, wish I could be that creative :) Happy Valentine's day!

Kiru Taye said...

I like the emotions and imagery on display. Thanks for sharing. :)

Loralie Hall said...

There's so much going on in this scene and it all works amazingly together. Great moment and fantastic kiss ^_^

jamieayres said...

H*O*T! I'm participating in the "That's YAMore" blogfest . . . came across that one first. There's so much going on out in cyber space & I can't keep up, lol. ~Happy Valentine's Day:)

Crystal Licata said...

I think if the reader is nearly blushing (me) then you have worked your magic as a writer. It's definitely hot in here!

Kittie Howard said...

Great job, PK. Your imagery worked. I just turned on the air conditioner. Happy Valentine's Day!

Ashley Nixon said...

This was great! Loved the imagery!

Rachel Pudelek said...

Oh Yay! Your WIP is up? I've been waiting to see it up there to read it! I'm heading right over!

And yeah, I'm doing the kissing blog hop too. :) It's fun reading all these kissing scenes.

Donna Yates said...

Wonderful piece. I loved reading it.

alexia said...

Ooh, spicy! And I love the fireworks (both literal and chemical)!

Larissa said...

Aw! I love this. It's both beautiful and hot. :)

I'm number 66, and it's an excerpt from my YA Paranormal That Succs.

And good luck in the Cupid thing! I tried to get in onthe first sub window and didn't make it, and I was away for the second window. *fingers crossed for you*

Adrianne Russell said...

Very nice!

Michael Murray said...

great story

Donna Hole said...

A kiss like that will be hard to follow later.

An excellent kiss though. Steamy.

.......dhole

fOIS In The City said...

That was an amazing first touch, first embrace, first kiss. It lifted me. Yes, very nice PK :)

Talli Roland said...

Wow! *fans face* What a great excerpt!

Jay Noel said...

Hot stuff, girl.

I think it's amazing whenever I read a kiss scene like this from a girl's perspective.

The boy's is so much different.

Lisa L. Regan said...

I agree, very hot. I really love the use of the fireworks in this scene. Well done!

Medeia Sharif said...

Talk about fireworks! Great piece, Pk.

Pk Hrezo said...

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SA Larsenッ said...

Ooh, this is really engaging! I especially enjoyed the dialog. Nicely done!

Stephen Tremp said...

Good luck with your WIP and query! I didn't participate in this Blogfest. But a lot of people did. I can see why its so popular with many writers.

Cortney Pearson said...

BTW--you've been TAGGED!!! Come check out my blog for details! :D
http://cortneypearson.blogspot.com/2012/02/tagged.html

Jennifer Lane said...

What a beautiful, explosive kiss! Thanks for mentioning Singles Awareness Day--that's how I celebrated the 14th ha ha.

Leslie Rose said...

Laughing over SAD -Single's Awareness Day. I'm definitely having a t-shirt made for next year. That was one heart thumpin' scene. Whew.

William Kendall said...

Very nicely done, PK! I hope it was a happy Valentine's Day for you!