Thursday, February 14, 2013

Letting Go some Valentine's Kisses!

Happy Valentine's Day, reader-friends! Ready to get your smooch on???

The Indelibles' Indie-Kissing event has arrived, and for my entry, I'm giving you a kissing scene from my brand-new book The Truth About Letting Go (link), which releases in one week...

*breathes into bag*

This scene is the first kiss between Ashley and Jordan, and it's when they first discover their chemistry. (Their prickly romance is a main conflict in the story.)~

He grabs me around the waist, easily lifting me off the floor and through the door into his room. He puts me down, but his arms are still around me. They’re warm, and I’m surrounded by the smell of fresh-cut grass, the creek. My eyes travel from his blue shirt to his face, and his expression changes.

“Jordan, I—”

He leans down and cuts me off with a kiss. Soft, warm lips press over mine gently. I only hesitate for half a second before reaching up and weaving my fingers into his hair. I open my mouth, and the flavor of mint grows stronger as our tongues slide together. A burst of energy floods my chest, and suddenly, I’m kissing him again, faster, like I can’t get enough. He’s keeping my pace, and for the first time in months, the painful sadness is gone. In its place is this new feeling, this tense anticipation. I love it, this excitement canceling out that wretched sadness.

Our mouths break apart and we both gasp. He presses his forehead to mine, but my eyes are still closed. I’m smiling.

“I’m sorry,” he whispers, pulling me into his chest. “I didn’t mean to—”

But I don’t want to hear that. I reach for his face again, pulling it down to mine. I want more of the good feeling. He lifts me, and my hands stay on his cheeks as I kiss him again and again. A noise comes from his throat, and it’s like gasoline on a fire. All of me is hot and desperate. I barely notice as we fall back onto his bed, me on top, my fingers searching for the buttons on his new shirt. They’re easy to unfasten and soon, I’m sliding my hands over his smooth chest.

I know, H-O-T, right? Well, then Jordan drops a bombshell a few paragraphs later that changes everything and sets up the basis of their ongoing "conflict."

But yanno. You'll have to read the book for that part (*wink*).

Want to WIN a free copy of The Truth About Letting Go (link)? Leave a comment here (link)!

To visit the rest of the Indie-Kissers, go here (link).

And have a lovely, lovey, weekend, reader- and writer-friends! *smooch* <3

24 comments:

Laura Pauling said...

Hot! I loved this story and readers are going to also!

Rachel Morgan said...

Super H-O-T!

Coleen Patrick said...

AWESOME kiss! Can't wait to read. :)
Happy <3 day Leigh!

Hart Johnson said...

Is this a KISSING book? HA! Nice spicy scene, Leigh!

Lydia Sharp said...

~swoon~ I love kisses that describe the taste of it.

Pat Hatt said...

Nice scene, like the slow build up.

Laurel Garver said...

Whew! *fans self* :-D

RaShelle Workman said...

Great scene, Leigh. You're right. H-O-T!

Michael Di Gesu said...

SIZZLIN......

ALL the best LB.


Author Magan said...

I remember reading this scene as a beta and my notes were "Brown chicken brown cowwww"

Pk Hrezo said...

H-O-T is right! Nothing like sliding tongues to get a reader worked up. *fans self*

How exciting it's coming out so soon!! YAY!

amandakbyrne.com said...

H-O-T indeed! Or as like to say, HAWT. By the way, love the cover art for ROGUE. Much awesomeness.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Leigh .. have a very happy Valentine Day yourself ... and Rouge is still on my TBR list .. soon .. cheers Hilary

LTM said...

@RaShelle--Thanks, girl! Like I was telling another commenter, that scene is just FULL of surprises for these characters, start to finish... :D

@Magan--You so cray cray. :D <3

@Amanda--Thanks, girl! Hope you like the books~ <3

Natalie Aguirre said...

Wow! Love it. And I know where to go if I struggle with the romance in my new YA project. Not that it's going to be HOT. Thanks for sharing this.

Elle Strauss said...

Love this build up! Oh yeah!!

M Pax said...

Great excerpt, Leigh! Happy Valentines Day!

Shana Norris said...

Hot!! And such a tease stopping there, LOL. ;) Great scene!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Smokin' smooch!!!

Ella said...

It is humid over here! Very hot ;D
I love the tension you have created....sounds great!
Congrats <3 555
Hope your Happy <3 Day was sweet n' hot!

LTM said...

@Shana--LOL! Thanks! And yeah, well, yanno. It's coming soon! whee~ :D <3

Bish Denham said...

Ooooooo. Good one, Leigh!

Michelle Merrill said...

Uh...yes, hot! And I love the line about the gasoline on a fire. Great imagery :)

lbdiamond said...

Love it!