Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Kiss Already Blogfest

Yes, it's another blogfest! This time it's the Just Kiss Already Blogfest, hosted by the lovely Stina and Christina.

The idea is to post a scene in 250 words or less that involves actual kissing. It is Valentine's Day, after all!

So my post is an excerpt from my paranormal romance, Faerie Fate. It's not a Valentine's Day romantic kiss, but it's still a kiss!

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A fiery redhead with steely blue eyes, Ash’s body art was a wildly abstract storm of color. The art merged with the pattern of his wings, as if his wings weren’t trophy enough, he’d had his body tattooed in the same pattern in order to emphasize their glory

“Where’ve you been?” Dusty asked, slapping Ash on the shoulder.

“Far and wide, man. You know me, I’ve got to see it all,” at this point he noticed Holly and gave her an appreciative once over. “And try it all,” he said. “What have we here?” he asked, sidling up to her and breathing her in, a lascivious grin on his face. “You dipping into another well, Dusty?”

“Okay, Ash, keep it in your pants, buddy,” Shadow said as he and Willow caught up with them. He wrapped a possessive arm around Holly’s waist, his hand coming to rest on her hip. Against her will she melted into him. “This well’s already spoken for.”

“Seriously? Damn. I’m always like a day too late," Ash said. "Don’t get me wrong, congratulations are definitely in order, and wow, she’s a hot one.” He leaned in and kissed Holly on the mouth, the tip of his tongue just barely caressing her lips before he pulled away.

Surprised, Holly jerked away, taken aback by his boldness, but sensing his amusement at her reaction.

“Just a taste of what you’re missing, if you ever decide Shadow’s not man enough for you,” he said, and winked at her.

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I like Ash, he's a fun character. I think I'm going to have to bring him back in another novel. Maybe give him a love of his own.

Now go check out the rest of the kisses in the fest!

16 comments:

Dominic de Mattos said...

Ash and shadow huh? Are we talking little devils here?! hehehe

It's not the kiss here, it's the promise behind it that smolders!

Nice entry .. mine will be up in 12 hours

:Dom

Mara Nash said...

Actually the kiss is Ash kissing Holly. Shadow's already staked his claim on Holly and he's jealous. Obviously I need to clear that up a bit!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Nice tease. So does she go back for more? :D

Patti said...

Great scene, gives you a clear idea of what Ash is like.

Beth said...

Awesome scene. I'm stopped over for the blogfest and decided to follow you. ;)
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Katie Mills said...

Nice! I liked this because it was unexpected and just gives us a hint- making the reader want more too!

Donna Weaver said...

Wow. Holly should have slapped him! Those arrogant ones can be a lot of fun though when they finally fall.

Jenn said...

You mean Ash doesn't have a love interest of his own? Well, that won't do at all. He deserves his fair share of kisses! :)

Roza M said...

Ash seems like such a tease. LOL. Nice entry.

Elaine AM Smith said...

Oh, Ash is bad! Holly's head better know where her heart is ;)

Tessa Conte said...

Love it! Love Ash, too... “Far and wide, man. You know me, I’ve got to see it all,” <--- LOL!!!

T.x

Tracy said...

What a cocky faery jackass, who's actually kinda hot. Darn it!

I like characters like Ash. The ones you want to hit at first, but know at some point in time you're not going to be able to stand being away from him for a single page.

Margo Benson said...

Ooh, I smell trouble! What a tease, so saucy!

BTW love the little pic, very Bugsy Malone.

Melissa said...

I love the attitude and voice here!

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh dear...he is TROUBLE! Wonder what happens with those two.
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Wendy Sparrow said...

LOL. What a bad boy! I love it! Great scene.