Sunday, April 30, 2017

WeWriWa: Heat of the Moment


In case you were worried about poor lovelorn Amber after last week’s excerpt, I thought I’d better assuage all concerns that her miserable, lonely lot will remain unchanged. In fact, after several failed sparks, things seem to be heating up nicely here in Chapter 10 (though you know how quickly that might change depending upon what’s thrown on the fire – kerosene or sand!) and the impossible might be within reach . . .


What was she so afraid of, that compared to the specter of his former lover, she wouldn't be enough?

No more time to angst over it as he keyed his door and guided her inside the darkened room, a switch flooding the gigantic space with painfully bright illumination, leaving no dark shadows or alcohol fog to disguise who was beside him.

Rico shed his coat and helped with hers, turning away to hang them up when he asked, "Can I get you something, a drink, something to eat that's not cake frosting?"

Amber moved quickly, before courage failed her, twining arms about his neck, whispering, "Just you," as she pulled him down to her parted lips.

Coats dropping to the lush carpet, his hands touched lightly at her waist as they kissed slowly, deeply. As indescribable pleasure zinged through her, he lifted just far enough to read the urgency in her dark eyes, murmuring gruffly, "Okay then."

He bent to take her mouth again, his clever tongue getting involved, blowing all her circuits of self-control with its aggressive play. The taste of him - bourbon with a birthday cake chaser - strong, sweet and irresistible, like him. His hands got busy, pulling loose the ends of her good silk blouse, smoothing over bare skin like a steam iron, hot yet careful not to linger anywhere long enough to burn. Too late . . . she was already on fire.


Time for things to take a turn for the better or is she just holding onto a dream? Since I’m waxing ‘80s sentimental lately, here’s the tune she’s playing, but I’m not convinced that one’s on his playlist.


. . . (Sorry, wandered off for a moment thinking of Dean Winchester in Supernatural) . . . Back to our heroine. Will she go after the dream or let it, and him, go? And even if she does, will he be content to leave? Off to Chapter 11 to see, as soon as I find out what you’ve been doing!

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26 comments:

  1. It's sounds like she made the right choice, forgoing drinks and snacks. :-)

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  2. Well he certainly got the message and responded satisfactorily! Enjoyed the snippet...sigh. Happy for her but I suspect you have more challenges ahead for your characters LOL.

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    1. Thanks, Jean!! Yes, he's slow, but he figures things out eventually. The road of romance being a rocky one and all that . . .

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  3. I enjoyed this tantalizing scene. Great imagery. I loved his response to her pulling him toward her lips and his immediate get on board to what she was after. lol Very hot.

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    1. Yeeeeah, I can't quite see him passing on that, even though, despite his best intentions, he really is a good guy. And hot!

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  4. Talk about hot. I think I singed my eyeballs.

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  5. This tidbit: " ...bourbon with a birthday cake chaser..." is brilliant! I like the little unexpected details you throw into your writing, Nancy.

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    1. That's one of those lines you write then just sit there and admire it for a minute. Thanks, Teresa!

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  6. You do a great job of making the reader feel her emotions.

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  7. Nice beginning to a heated moment! They both know what they want!

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    1. Thanks, Melisse! But neither's quite sure what to do with it . . . yet.

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    1. Thanks, Kim! It's got motors running.

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  9. Normally I would say go for the cake frosting... but a makeout session is a sufficient replacement. ;)

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  10. You sure do know how to write hot. And so visual. Loved the snippet.

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  11. You definitely did your research the way I'd like to do mine. What a fun trip.

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