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Monday, February 14, 2011

Just KISS Already Blogfest

This is another blogfest that I am participating in being held by Stina Lindenblatt and Christina Lee for Valentine's Day. You are to post 250 words of any one of your works with a kiss instilled in it. This is a wonderful opportunity and fun way of getting to know more people in the blogosphere. So here goes. This is from a YA I'm working on called "If I'm Wrong!"


I took a step closer until I forced him to meet my eyes and flipped my hair back. “I asked different how? What is different now from then?”

“You…me.” He still couldn’t find words. His eyes bore deep into mine so deep I thought I was going to melt there on the spot. He brought his hand up and stroked it through my hair resting it on my cheek. “This.”

That’s when it happened. That’s when he kissed me. Before I had a chance to retreat, his other hand slipped up around my waist pulling me closer and the hand that once rested upon my cheek was now cradling the back of my neck, sending tingling sensations down my spine.

His lips searched mine. My lips were just as urgent as his. I slid my arms up around his neck and tangled my hands in the back tendrils of his hair pulling him to me. When he pulled away, he was breathing heavily. His eyes searching mine for approval, I felt her legs shaking a little.

“I’m sorry if that was out of line. I…I” Carter started.

“It was perfect.” I cut him off before he apologized for the best thing that ever happened to me.

“So you wouldn’t mind if I did it again?” He swallowed hard looking nervous.


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

60 comments:

Sophia Richardson said...

I love Carter's voice in his last line of dialogue, I'm pretty sure no girl would turn down another kiss like that. I also love the line where your MC "cut him off before he apologized for the best thing that ever happened to [her]". This is aother really great scene.
- Sophia.

Madeleine said...

Ooh very passionate.

I notice that you change POV a couple of times which is just a little distracting.

Great piece though :O)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Nice! I always love the first kiss :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, yeah! Definitely kiss her again. :D

Loved it!

Margo Berendsen said...

I love the "so you wouldn't mind if I did it again?"

great scene!

M.L. Mansfield said...

Like I mentioned in my blog... I FORGOT THEIR FIRST KISS! I still can't believe I did that.... Great sample though! Happy Valentines Day!

Melissa said...

More kissing! YES!!!!

You did a great job here. I love the name Carter (one of my characters has that name too!)

Michael Offutt said...

This was a nice Valentine's day post. And hello (fellow crusader checking in)

Raquel Byrnes said...

That was very sweet. The stammering was a nice touch.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Elaine AM Smith said...

Carter is cute - swallowed hard looking nervous too. A great kiss.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Hi fellow Crusader! There was nice tension in this scene, I could picture every second of it. Well done!

Lisa Gail Green said...

Kiss again! Kiss again! Kiss again! He he he. *fans self*

Wendy Sparrow said...

The dialogue is fantastic. I love "so you wouldn't mind if I did it again?" Awesome, possum.

Savannah Chase said...

Hello fellow crusader...I really enjoyed reading this...so great....

Dominic de Mattos said...

Hi Regina

I have been very slow getting around the Just Kiss Already stories. I did enjoy yours - thanks for sharing :)

... and thanks for the follow - it's great to have you on board!

:Dom

Adina West said...

Such a great time to be out on my Crusade rounds. Kisses are flying thick and fast. Love it!

Nice to meet you Regina. I'm a new follower.

:-)

Kari Marie said...

I like your entry. I'm a fellow crusader. It's nice to meet you.

Susan Fields said...

Do it again! Do it again! Great scene - thanks for sharing!

Talli Roland said...

AW! I could just sense the tension in this! Great scene.

Christine Danek said...

Yeah for kissing. Very nice piece. I'm a fellow crusader in your group. Hi. I'll be back to check out more posts.

Devin Bond said...

I like the passion that went on between them. Carter seems very adorable.

Just a quick mention, you have "I felt her legs shaking a little". But, anyway, awesome nonetheless!

Also, I'm in your crusade group! :) Hello fellow crusader.

Kari Marie said...

I enjoyed your entry! I'm a fellow crusader, making the rounds and saying hello. Happy Thursday. New follower :)

Ciara said...

Nice. There is something about the first kiss.
I'm a fellow YA group crusader and thought I'd stop in to say hi. I'm a follower now. :)

Danette said...

The "Just kiss Blogfest" looked like the perfect way to celebrate the day! Nice to meet you fellow crusader!

J.L. Campbell said...

Cool idea for a blogfest. I like the line...His lips searched mine. Good stuff!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be back for sure.

Susan Fields said...

Hey there - I just joined group 10 in the crusade. I'm looking forward to many more visits to your blog!

Arlee Bird said...

I was just curious. Why do you have a content warning on your blog. The posts I looked at seemed pretty tame.

And I say go ahead and sign up for A to Z. You can do it--especially if you're doing the Crusade anyway. The two go hand in hand.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Hi fellow group 10 crusader! It's nice to meet you! :D

Cheryl said...

Nice scene!

Tony Benson said...

A lovely excerpt! Very romantic and passionate.

Greetings from a fellow crusader and new follower. Glad to meet you.

Carol Riggs said...

Hiya, buddy crusader! I'm making the rounds today and checking out your blog. Thanks for following mine. Nice to meet you, and Happy Friday! :)

Artzicarol Ramblings

gideon 86 said...

Hi, Regina,

I hopped over from Rach's list to introduce myself and follow.

Today the first challenge was posted.... YAH!

Michael

February 18, 2011 2:40 PM

Talei said...

I agree - Yes please, kiss again and again! ;-)

Lynda Young said...

Steamy :)

Hi to a fellow crusader
Lyn
W.I.P. It: A Writer's Journey

Lisa Vandiver said...

I really enjoyed your scene! I could picture it in my mind so way to go! That is what we writers want and you accomplished it! ~Lisa

Susan Montgomery said...

Hey Regina! Whooo - nice kissing scene. Love it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Alison Stevens said...

Great scene! Nice to meet you, crusader.

Megan K. Bickel said...

What a steamy intro to your blog for me! Glad to meet you, fellow Crusader!! : )

E.J. Wesley said...

So many blogfests, so little time! :) Glad to see you in the Crusade!

EJW

Kristi said...

Wow.... Regina.... the passion there... excellent!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Ooh! That's a great last line! Also, I'm stopping by as a fellow crusader and new follower. On to the first challenge!

Robyn Campbell said...

Love that scene. And I love that name, Carter. Very cool. I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Can't wait to get to know you. BTW, that last line is excellent. :)

annemhairisimpson said...

Hey, nice kiss!

You commented on my blog, so I thought I'd drop by to see what you were all about and to return the favour - based on this little snippet I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff and getting to know you :)

Donea Lee said...

Ah, I'm such a sucker for first kisses... :) Popped over from the crusade to say "hello!" *waves*

Rachel Morgan said...

Ooh, I missed this one during the blogfest...

"I'm sorry if that was out of line."

He just makes me wanna laugh :-)

Julie Musil said...

Woo hoo! What a great kissing scene. Perfect for the V Day love fest.

Sari Webb said...

Great scene. I love Carter's mix of confidence and nervousness.

Alison Miller said...

Hey fellow crusader! Thanks for stopping by! I'm excited about meeting new writer peeps.

Enjoy your week!

Lydia K said...

These Valentine's day blogfest posts have been fun. Lots of great kisses, including yours!

Deniz Bevan said...

Love this line "I cut him off before he apologized for the best thing that ever happened to me."
Mm, sweet kisses...

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Hey crusader, nice entry to Stina and Christina's blogfest! And YES! Yes! Carter should kiss her again...

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Great passage!
I'm a fellow crusader stopping by to say hi and folllow. Love the voice of your passage!

christicorbett said...

This is perfectly lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Christi Corbett

LM Preston said...

Dreamy, dreamy, dreamy, if he doesn't kiss her again, she should grab him and kiss him! Smooches, lol! Loved it.

Becky Wallace said...

Everyone loves a good kiss! Thanks for sharing!

Zan Marie said...

I love it! Good snip. I'm following you from the crusade. See you around.

Lola Sharp said...

Hey girl,
This was cute...kiss her again! :)

Man, between all the blogfests and the crusade, I just can't get around to everyone. *sigh* Sorry I haven't been by in a while.

I hope life is treating you well.
Hugs,
Lola

Patricia A. Timms said...

Hello fellow Crusader! I'm in group 10 with you!

I love kissing scenes. Great job!

Lucy V Morgan said...

Hello Crusader :)

Good post! I suck at writing kisses. I pay it barely any attention. This makes me think, lol...

lbdiamond said...

Oooh la la! Nice scene!

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