Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Kiss Already Blogfest

Christina Lee over at Write Brained and Stina Lindenblatt over at Seeing Creative are  hosting a smooching good blogfest today. In honor of Valentine's Day we are posting a kissing scene from one of our works. So get your chapstick ready and pucker up! When you are done swapping spit here, head over to Christina's blog and check out some others.

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!

Meet Me In Jersey is my current WIP. It's a tale about long lost love set along the New Jersey Shore. Here, Miguel and Grace, childhood friends and first loves, reunite on the sandy shores of their youth as both their marriages have just ended. In this scene Miguel recalls when he kissed a very newly married Grace, along with their childhood promise to be together until they were old and gray.

“Are you happy?” His heart skipped a beat as he tried to keep his expression blank.

“It took me a really long time to get here Mig, I won’t lie. Getting over us took all I had but I did it. I can really say that yes, I am happy.”

“That’s all I want for you, you know that, right?” Miguel searched her eyes, for something, anything to tell him how she really felt.

Her eyes glazed a bit and her brows rose. “And that’s all I want for you.”

A hopeful stare lingered. Need outweighed reason. He closed the space between them and pulled her body to his. Her breath quickened. Warm palms pushed against his chest. It only made him hold her tighter. “Are you as happy as you were our last night together? When you told me you’d love me forever? When I told you, you were the only woman I’d ever love?”

Her silence spoke volumes. A slight chuckle of recognition escaped him. His lips brushed across hers, tasting wine and cake. They melded together in a familiar slow dance. Tongues swept, light at first, then with more longing. A soft moan rumbled from her mouth to his. Making it impossible to stop, but he had to.

Miguel released those soft lips, traced pink cheeks with the pads of his thumbs. “Old and gray, Grace. Don’t forget that. You can’t ever forget that.” 

Head down he left, unable to look at her. The taste of Merlot, butter cream frosting, and what could have been lingered on his senses.

22 comments:

  1. There's a whole lot of kissing going on today! Need outweighed reason. Great line! and yum! Butter cream frosting!

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  2. Definitely a yummy kiss! This one almost breaks my heart. Great job!

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  3. Oh, as if the kissing wasn't enough, he totally melted my heart with the "old and gray, Grace. Don't forget that."

    Swoon!

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  4. Great line..."moan rumbled from her mouth to his."

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  5. Great scene. I just love that last line. The taste of what could have been...wonderful!

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  6. Wow. Swoon. The Jersey shore, that's where I go in the summer, well south Jersey. Love the details the taste of buttercream and wine--great!
    Nice job!

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  7. this was really great and spoke volumes! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Yeah, right. Sounds like she's over him.

    Sad.

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  9. WOW that last line is KILLER! This was great!

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  10. Thanks all for the great comments and feedback. Ya'll made me blush.

    Yes, poor Miguel but Grace is so not over him. It's all a front.

    Miguel is recalling this after Grace has come home a widow and pregnant.

    They more time they spend together, as friends, licking their wounds- Mig's wife left him and their son, they more they can't ignore all the love still between them.

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  11. A tasty and delicious kiss, but so sad too.

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  12. This is sad and heartwarming and full of so many things. Great job!

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  13. Good post. The story was nicely told. I just stumbled across this, wasn't sure if I'm wrong here though: familiar slow dance. It made me stop and wonder, just because of the rhythm. Just to let you know.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

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  14. Oh dear. Not over him, at all. And what a kiss.

    Poor Grace... or maybe not ; P

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  15. OH! I love and hate this kiss!! Bitter sweet, maybe. You wrote it so well, I it's my own emotions that make it that way! SO Hurray for you and your writing skills!

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  16. Bitter sweet. I love it. I'm your newest follower.
    bethfred.com

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  17. Wow, that is NOT the way you're supposed to kiss the bride (unless you're the groom, that is). Very sensual and beautiful. It makes me wonder what broke them up. "Old and gray" ... a lot conveyed in those words ...

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  18. Nice excerpt! Love, love, love that last sentence.

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  19. Oh there's so much longing and regret here. it's seductively bittersweet.

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  20. The traced pink cheeks...a great way to show heat and blushing. Nice turn of phrase there! Great kiss.
    Edge of Your Seat Romance

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  21. Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment. This has been so much fun.

    And my Jersey Shore is also the Southern portion. No Situations, fist pumps, or beat the beats here! LOL.

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