Saturday, September 14, 2013

More Than Just a Kiss Blogfest still on

“A kiss, when all is said, what is it? 'Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.” ~ Edmond Rostand
Have you joined the blogfest yet?
All it takes is one kiss.
One scene to be entered to win great prizes.
 
This kiss is from one of my unpublished manuscripts tentatively named SORROW PHAGE. (I know, the title isn't screaming romance!) The protagonist, Erinys, is a demon that feeds on people's sorrow, and Nicolas is a young vampire.

Of course you wouldn't forget. I know I've got a body to die for. Literally.” He chuckled at his own joke and moved closer to her. He lifted a hand and kept a close watch on her face as he brought it up to touch her forearm where the trail of spots started. “I do really like them. Something exotic about it. Do they go all the way down?”

“Down my spine and the back of my legs.” Erinys stood very still, feeling her stomach flip as he touched her. Her toes wiggled in her wet boots.

His fingers reached her shoulder and caressed the place where it met her neck. Nicolas gently urged her away from the wall and turned her around. He brushed her hair to one side and continued to follow the spots down her back with his fingers. He kissed that same spot between the neck and shoulder. Her lips parted, tremulously inhaling.

“You're so beautiful,” he whispered, nuzzling her neck. “You and your black spots.”

Erinys whipped around and elbowed him in the chest. He flew back into the tub, cracking a few tiles. She ran, jumped into the bed and wrapped herself in a thick quilt, burying her head in the pillows with the hope she wouldn't start crying again.

9 comments:

  1. Spotted demon - like a spotted cat. Nicely done, Christine.

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  2. Uh oh... what has Nicolas done? That kiss backfired.
    Thanks for hosting the blogfest. I had a blast!
    Writer In Transit

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  3. Love the idea of the kissing blog fest and the subject of your manuscript.

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  4. Wow! Powerful scene, great writing! However, now I really want to know what's up with Erinys.

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  5. I reaallly look forward to reading this series. So far the snippets are AMAZING! Great snippet..I wonder why she didn't want to kiss Nicolas. He definitely has a way with words. :)

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  6. Thanks so much, folks! This is one of the manuscripts I might revise and query soon. Have a wonderful Saturday!

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  7. You just keep them coming! Amazing!

    Happy weedend, looks like your kissing blogfest has put some heat into the blogosphere! And I'll bet a few have had to take a cold shower or two!

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  8. Ooh, I'm so intrigued now. Love getting a glimpse of your unpublished work!

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