February 14, 2012

Is It Getting Hot in Here? Valentine's Day Blog Hop!

First, I wanted to give you guys a head's up that my one-year blogiversary giveaway starts this Friday. There will be tons of giveaways--gift cards and books and critiques and more! I hope you stop by to enter :D


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The ladies at Reading, Writing, and Lovin' it! and Writing with Hope put together this Valentine's Day hop dedicated to kissing scenes. Everyone likes kissing scenes, right? :)

Here's a scene that starts out as a fight, and ends as something quite different.

Nory's fingers dig into his arms, her legs twisting around Sam's, trying to find leverage to pin Sam down. Sam snarls back, hands grappling, thighs bracing thighs. There is no rhyme or reason to their impromptu fight, no point to the angry jerk of their limbs, no victory to be gained at the end of this childish display.

But perhaps that's the point, that there is no greater meaning, no mission objective, no underlying ambition, nothing beyond the heat and strength of Nory's body, the bizarre joy of holding his own against the Emperor's prodigy in this tangle of dirt and bruises. A new step in an old rivalry.

"Sam," Nory gasps. She sounds surprised, although Sam supposes that might be because he's kissing her, and when did that happen? Sam can't be certain. But, sure enough, his mouth is on Nory's and they've both gone still, Nory rigidly so.

The moment stretches on, growing thinner with each passing second. Sam draws back, and Nory clutches at him, legs tightening around his, as if terrified that he will leave. But he only pulls back far enough to gaze down into Nory's dazed face.

Nory swallows, and Sam follows the movement of her throat with increasing interest.

"I'm not making any promises," Sam says, despite that he's fairly certain a few have already been made without his consent.

Nory's mouth tightens but she nods, once, before she yanks his head down again and crashes their lips together. And then they're grappling at each other again, although in an entirely different way, which Sam finds he is perfectly okay with.

Nory arches into his touch, her ankles locked around his calves, pressing upward. Sam fumbles past the layers of Nory's clothes until his hands touch smooth, warm skin, his fingers counting ribs as Nory slides her tongue into Sam's mouth and he drags his teeth along its slick surface.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Please be sure to check out the other blogs participating in the blog hop for some sweet, romantic, or steamy kissing scenes!

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