Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

I didn't want to make another post with an excerpt, but I couldn't resist Stina and Christina's Just Kiss Already Blogfest. I already read some of everyone else's and they're AWESOME toe curling scenes! A perfect way to spend Valentines Day. You know, besides being with the boyfriend that is :)

Title: WIP Just a Con

Setup: Let's just say Megan and Ian were arguing and Ian found another way to settle the fight. The best way of course. (It's a little over 250 words because I couldn't help myself :))

“Will you just—” he stopped and shook his head. “Just shut up for a minute, okay?”
“But why—” I couldn’t continue because his lips were suddenly on mines. Warm, soft, wet, and as strange as it sounds, so delicious I could feel shivers running up and down my arms and back.
I’ve been kissed before. It’s hard to pull off cons without giving at least something back to keep the target from leaving. I’ll admit I get carried away sometimes and we move past first base. Never all the way though. I wasn’t exactly a prude, but a slut I was not.
It was different with Ian though. Maybe because I knew I wouldn’t get anything from him. God knows I couldn’t manipulate him from day one. Maybe it was because I could tell that he genuinely liked me and wasn’t only trying to get into my pants. Or maybe it was because I knew I liked him far more than I was supposed to.
He cradled my face in his hands and leaned in closer to deepen the kiss, his warm breath mingled with mines. I wrapped my arms around his shoulders and held on tightly when my legs started to feel weak like he drugged me. I threaded my fingers in his dark hair that softly curled around his nape.
Ian stumbled backwards and I felt him bump into the back of the sofa. Before I could react, he picked me up and we fell backwards onto the white cushions. I laughed as he pulled me to sit on his lap, straddling his lap. I traced his adorable crooked dimples for a minute before pulling his head down for another kiss. That was enough of a break.
I don’t know how long we stayed like that, wrapped around each other, hands caressing each other, but he pulled away first.
“That’s why,” he said with a shaky deep breath.
"Oh." What the hell was he talking about? To be honest, I couldn't even what our conversation was about before. I mean, who could remember after those fifteen minutes in heaven?


  1. I like your voice. The character is very open and up front. Watch out for the typos though.

    Love the visual of them falling back on the cushions. I remember those days...

  2. I really like the voice here.

    Also, I love your header!!! (on the blog)

  3. I wonder what kind of con she runs that calls for her kissing and going past first base -- and why Ian is immune to her con.

    Love how he used this to settle the argument (although clearly that's not the only reason) and how she can't even remember the argument now!

  4. Wow. I love all the hints of the history between them and that she knows she's being honest with him because she can't con him.

  5. I liked that ...fifteen minutes in heaven. Great descriptions.

  6. I like the fact that she can't recall what they'd been talking about.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

  7. Wow, wish my husband would do this to settle arguments. I'd let him win everytime. ;)

    (just don't tell him that)

  8. This would definitely be the best way to win an argument with me. If a guy can have me yelling at him one moment and straddling his lap the next...he's a keeper! lol

  9. oooh- intriguing premise-- I like how you explained the relationship between them- made it even more interesting!