Monday, February 14, 2011

JUST KISS ALREADY BLOGFEST

IT'S HERE! TODAY IS THE DAY! Oh, and Happy Valentine's Day too!

Here's my excerpt from my YA ghost story called HAUNTED MELODY.

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In this scene, Melody (who is haunted by her dead best friend, Paige) cannot contain her attraction to Paige's boyfriend, Paul.


“I do miss her, Mel.”

I bit my lip, moisture blurring my vision.

His fingers stroked up and down my arm, heat rushing to all the wrong places.

“I can’t stop thinking about you,” he murmured. “You’re the only one who gets me right now.”

I took a deep shuddering breath, trying to stay rational. “Maybe we’re both just… lost.”

Paul turned toward me, so close that I felt his warm air on my lips.

Paige, this is your chance. Show me this is wrong.

I stared into his eyes, my heart thrashing against my chest.

Soft as a whisper, he brushed his bottom lip against mine. Like he was asking permission.

It was more than I could take. I gripped his face and crushed my mouth into his. A moan escaped him as he wound his fingers in my hair and tugged at me, like he wanted to consume me. The kiss was frantic and desperate, and I pushed the guilt far, far away.

All I wanted was him and this moment.

I drew away to catch my breath just as I heard a bedroom door creek open.

55 comments:

Amparo Ortiz said...

"Soft as a whisper, he brushed his bottom lip against mine. Like he was asking permission"--THIS!!

Loved how she wants Paige to stop her, too! Stupid guilt always ruins everything :) SO glad it didn't here!

Amazing excerpt, Christina!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love it! Now hurry up, girl, and finish the book for me to beta read. I'm getting impatient (as you already know). ;)

Charli Mac said...

"Soft as a whisper, he brushed his bottom lip against mine. Like he was asking permission."

Sigh...love this!

Katie Mills said...

Oooh, I'm lovin this excerpt. What a great idea for a blogfest! I don't usually enter but I couldn't miss this!

Meika said...

Ooh, kinda-sorta-forbidden love. Gotta love that! And I also loved the "Soft as a whisper..." line!

salarsenッ said...

I loved the sweetness of this! And mentally involving the dead friend, who I'm assuming is an antagonist, is a great touch. I wonder where this goes.

Tanya Reimer said...

Love those frantic kisses! My favourite!

Tanya Reimer said...

Love those frantic kisses! My favourite!

Matthew Rush said...

Amazing writing here Christina! I especially like 'thrashing' and 'crushed.' Such vivid word choices you have here.

Happy VD!

Katie said...

Yes, I agree with Matthew. Amazing writing! And I have to say I just saw Lila's beautiful gift! You are so talented, and thoughtful. What a precious memento.

Loved it!

Justine Dell said...

Oh, that "asking for permission" line is P.E.R.F.E.C.T. ;-)

~JD

Christina Lee said...

Katie--what? How?!? Okay heading to LiLa's blog to investigate!

Meredith said...

No! Why did the door open? Why can't they keep kissing? This is so perfect--I want more!

Jenna Wallace said...

I totally agree! Excellent word choices here. You've set up so much tension in a short space. Well done!

Lindz said...

"asking permission"- what a perfect description. I love it. I'm very intrigued by this story just from the kiss alone.

Christine Fonseca said...

Beautifully done. Love it

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Oooo. Love the creaking door at the end. Great stuff.

Thanks for hosting! This is so much fun!

Aleeza said...

WOW.
that is all<3

Pk Hrezo said...

What a great turn out. We're all sucker for romance, I guess.

Loved your excerpt... Loved "crushed my mouth to his ..." Very hot.

Rachele Alpine said...

Uhm...that kiss is hot!

Carrie said...

Great writing. You use such great vivid language.

Pamela said...

The first kiss is electrifying! Each one to follow may be equally delicious but it's the first kiss in which all following kisses will be compared.

I want more. No, not kisses, more of this story!

Rachel Morgan said...

I also love the "asking permission" line - it's so beautifully sweet :-)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Dude! That's awesome! Can't wait to read more :)

Roza M said...

This was such a great scene I loved it!

Patti said...

Great scene, especially the asking permission part.

Maddy said...

So steamy!! I want to read more :) Nothing better than a frantic kiss!

Ben Spendlove said...

Hee hee. Yes, I definitely understate kissing scenes. One of these things is not like the others, and it's me.

Tracy said...

Hi Christina! Thanks to you and Stina for putting this together. Too fun!

Oh wow, I think I completely melted when he used his bottom lip to ask permission. SWOON!

Donea Lee said...

Soooo wonderful - you just feel this kiss and the need there. Love it! Thanks for hosting such a fun blogfest ~ :)

Colene Murphy said...

WOW! WOWY! This was soooo gooood!! Thank you for hosting this blogfest! It's fantastic!!

Donna Weaver said...

"Like he was asking permission."

Love it! And the door opening at the end. =D

Tessa Conte said...

*Sigh*

I won't re-quote all those great lines quoted by my fellow commentees... it was all-around great! (I DID love "All I wanted was him and this moment") (*sigh*)

Thank you for hosting this blogfest! And wow look at all those kissers!!!!

mshatch said...

sweet...but what happens when the bedroom door opens? great excerpt.

Jenn said...

I was interested as soon as I read the pitch. (Actually what I thought was 'Oh, crap what's going to happen?!') lol And your excerpt just made my interest sky rocket. Loved the kiss! :)

Lindsay said...

Awesome excerpt. Now I just want to read more!

Melissa said...

OH! I absolutely love the conflict and tension and inner turmoil here. You can tell that both feel guilty but they can't stop the way they feel. GORGEOUS! You are a master with the pen (or keyboard, you know...)

Elaine AM Smith said...

That was a delicious first kiss. :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

Wow. That was awesome.

Thanks to you and Stina for hosting.

blueviolet said...

That was one good kiss.

Kelly said...

I like how it started tenderly than frantic!

RaShelle said...

Great kiss. I'm worried about that bedroom door though. =D

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I like how he asked permission -- so gentle, so sweet -- and boy, did he get permission!! ;)

Wondering who's going to interrupt them, though ...

Sash said...

Wow!

" all I wanted was him"...

*sigh*

Thank you for posting this, and even bigger thanks for hosting!

Sash

Talei said...

Hot kiss! And I love the voice too, nicely done dear lady! ;-)

Hope you're having a wonderful Valentines day!

Jen Daiker said...

Seriously awesome turn out! Seriously awesome piece! No wonder you wanted to have this blogfest! You're amazing at it!!!

YAY for Valentine's Day and Kissing!!

Lourie said...

Oh no! I totally forgot about this! *super sad* I had a couple in mind too. Grrr.

This scene was super!

Sara B. Larson said...

I loved it! That was a great kiss. What a great idea for a blogfest, I'm bummed I didn't hear about it sooner. ;)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congrats on a fantastic blogfest! Well done!

Raquel Byrnes said...

The kiss scene was great, but the last line really got me. What was going on? Who was at the door? Awesome. Thanks for having such a fun blogfest!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

Aw man! The bedroom door just had to creak open...Srsly this was great!

Trisha said...

D'oh!! Would have loved to get in on this. Oh well, maybe next time :D

Debbie said...

Can't believe I missed this! However, I did get to spend most of the day yesterday with my Valentine:)

AndreaLeigh said...

i love it! can't wait for the day that I can purchase your book!

(Florida) Girl said...

You certainly know your way around a kissing scene.

mwah!