Friday, February 11, 2011

That's YAmore Blogfest

Yay! My first blogfest! Over at Oasis for YA, they're hosting a Valentines' day blogfest. I was invited to participate by Jessie Harell, who I've recently "met" and like already. Blogfest participants post "250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP" in honor of the most romantic day of the year. Well, who can resist that?

Therefore, for your (hopeful) reading pleasure, I now present the very first excerpt from my WIP. Enjoy!


“Why don’t we catch a movie?”

Brina’s wings drooped a bit. “I get kicked out of human theatres. Too much glow. It’s why my parents caved and got Netflix.”

“Really? Wow.” Ethan thought a moment. “Do you get kicked out of ice cream parlors?

“Not that I can recall.”

“There’s this great place near the Riverwalk. What if we go there, and then watch a movie at your house?”

Brina smiled. “You want to watch a movie with my family?”

Ethan’s eyes twinkled in the streetlights. “They’ll love me. Plus, I figure if you’re home early, I’ll get a longer date. Make up for the awful party I took you to.”

Brina fought back a giggle, but couldn’t tone down her permagrin. “Sounds good.”

“First, though,” he said, “there’s something I’ve been wanting to do all night that I won’t get a chance to do at your parents’ house.”

“What?” Brina ruthlessly stomped on a rising thread of hope. He couldn’t mean….

Ethan stepped closer, pressed her lightly against the car, and cupped her jaw in his hand. “This,” he said, as he lowered his mouth to hers.

Ethan’s kiss was utterly different from Louie's. Instead of just resting against hers, his lips moved, rocking first one way and then the other. Every nerve ending in Brina’s body buzzed, and she held onto his arms with hands gone numb. Kissing Ethan was like taking a direct jolt of Yellow dust with a chaser of White. It was better than flying.

30 comments:

  1. This was very sweet! Love the part about glowing in the theatre. Yep, that would be annoying for everyone else. ;)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! I loved your snow scene, too! :)

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  3. I have no idea what it means to take a direct jolt of yellow dust with a chaser of white, but it tells me Ethan must be one hell of a kisser! :D

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  4. Nice, Robin!

    I keep getting these little snippet of this tale and it's driving me crazy.

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  5. fun snippet! I love the description about pushing her back against the car. Very sexy.

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  6. First, let me say I love the image at the top of your blog.
    Now, to the post- this is stellar. There's a nice undercurrent of humor, and something magical is definitely going on.

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  7. Jessie--thanks! I'm a big believer in being well-supported during a kiss. :)

    KO--thankyou thankyou! The girls responsible for the image at the top are listed at the very bottom: my SIL Paula and my friend Devoney. They're awesome, aren't they?

    I'm glad you like the post, too. =D

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  8. What a great entry. I really enjoyed this. So sweet! I want to know more!

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  9. I like it when he cups her jaw, there's just something about that…Whoo! But my favorite part is 'better than flying'.

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  10. NICE!! Kissing scenes are by far my favorite thing to read!

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  11. That was so sweet! A perfect representation of young love and a blooming relationship. And I'm totally intrigued by the hints of magic. Also, I agree with Katharine... your blog header is beautiful!

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  12. If it's better than flying, well, that must be some kiss!!!
    erica

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  13. Christine--thanks! I could tell you more (like what happens next...) but then I'd have to kill you. :)

    Writes--for some reason, I think all kisses should start with a cupped jaw. I have to work hard to vary that.... :)

    Chris--so funny what some people think is sweet, others think is sexy. =D I guess I'm happy with both!

    Bethany--cool--glad you liked it.

    Nicole--that's 'cause kissing is FUN!

    Katy--Yay! (I was such a teenaged dork....) I love my header, too--and I can't take credit for it! :)

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  14. Erica and Christy--and Brina REALLY likes flying! :)

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  15. love when backs are against a car for kisses! So AWESOME

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  16. Fun combination of magical and real. Nice scene!

    - Liz

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  17. Roza--isn't that what cars are for? :)

    Liz--thanks! I love pretending magic is real, don't you?

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  18. oooo Fae.. I'm guessing. I do like this and it definitely makes me want to read more just to get an understanding of what she is talking about when she describes the kiss.

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  19. oooo Fae.. I'm guessing. I do like this and it definitely makes me want to read more just to get an understanding of what she is talking about when she describes the kiss.

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  20. This was pretty cute :) I like the little worldbuilding you put into it, too! Great job, thanks for sharing :D

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  21. Thanks for stopping by, Jessica! Glad you liked it!

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  22. I loved that he had too much glow for human theaters! Very funny and engaging.

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  23. Thanks, Clee! (Though, it's Brina that glows, not Ethan.) :)

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  24. I love the voice in her being unable to "tone down her permagrin" and how she "stomped on a rising thread of hope". Oh and the last two sentences are nice and voicey too, and you know he must be a good kisser for it to be better than flying, Brina should know. This is a great funny/sweet scene.
    - Sophia.

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  25. Thanks, Sophia! Brina doesn't know much about kissing, but she LOVES flying. And, now, kissing Ethan. :)

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  26. That is such a great snippet! And now, I shall daydream about kissing Ethan.

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  27. High praise, Brodi--especially from you! Tell you what: I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.... =D

    (Of course, you'll have to give me a few months to get mine ready for human consumption.)

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