Kisses, writing

That’s YAmore: Kiss, kisses and French Toast…

Are you ready for some romantic, swoon-worthy scenes?

I joined the “That´s YAmore” Blogfest organized by Oasis for YA…The description: Starting the Saturday before Valentine’s Day (that’s February 11th), we invite you to post 250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP.  Then check out the entries from some of the other participants.  (Just be sure you have a fan and/or a cold glass of water on hand.)  We know your Valentine will appreciate you getting yourself in a romantic state of mind…And, as an added bonus, this year we will select one lucky participant to win a swoon-worthy YA read, shipped direct from the Book Depository (meaning the contest is open internationally, so long as TBD ships to your country).

I chose two short swoon-worthy moments from my YA paranormal romance Falling into you: a kiss (because who does not like these tingly feelings before an awaited kiss?) and…a scene where Aleksi shows his sweet self to Erin.

Excerpt 1

“Let me help you.” His mouth almost touches my ear. I shiver and my heart forgets to beat.  I tilt my head and move a bit closer to him. I can’t help it. His lips find mine. The fire melts the ice and as I lose myself in his arms, I find a home I did not know I had been looking for.


Excerpt 2

When Aleksi gets up, I turn to him: “I guess you have to go too.” I hug my knees, looking at the floor.

“No I don´t. I took the day off, remember? I think I am running a fever according to what my dear grandmother told the school office this morning.”

He takes my face in his hands and gently brushes my lips.

“I´m going to make some coffee. Maybe some French toast.”

“Don´t tell me you can cook”  A pang of guilt grasps my heart as a smile forms on my lips.

Aleksi’s arm embraces my shoulders.

“Not much but my mother always told me that a man should know the basics. French toast. Basic.” I smile again, more easily. Before I can speak, he continues. “How about you go lay down while I do this and I´ll call you when it´s done” He searches my eyes. “You really could not have done anything, Erin.”

“But maybe now I can.” My voice breaks a little. I pause, looking for words.  “Thank you for trying to help, it…it means a lot.”

He kisses me again, this time more deeply. “Don´t mention it”.

I cannot wait to start reading what others came up with 😀 (you can check their entries here)

And as always, I´m curious: what is your favorite swoon-worthy, romantic, steamy scene from novels you read?


25 thoughts on “That’s YAmore: Kiss, kisses and French Toast…”

  1. “I find a home I did not know I had been looking for.” Love this line! Love it. I also love a guy who can cook 🙂

    And my favorite swoon-worthy, romantic, steamy scene from a novel has to be Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. I don’t know if you read it but its the part that involves a motorcycle and rain 🙂

  2. I like your line about her finding a home that she didn’t know she was looking for-great! Also, any guy who can cook is swoon-worthy in itself. I’m doing the YAmore fest too, so pop on by if you can. Oh, fave romance? It’s not YA but it was so sweet. It’s a novel called The Romantics by Pankaj Mishra, about an Indian guy and a white American girl’s roller coaster love.

  3. The cooking definitely gets high marks. That’s one of the reasons I kept The Roommate since he’s a better cook than I am. 🙂

    I want to know what happens next for sure!

  4. The first one was so poetic it really drew me in and I was sad it ended so quickly. Second one equally well done and makes me want to go find a good romance to crawl into a big chair with now. 🙂 I love anything my Nicholas Sparks. Every time I read one of his books I am taken away by the fact a man can understand so deeply the feelings of the heart.

  5. Lovely, Elodie! My husband makes amazing French toast, so your piece is particularly awesome in my opinion. 🙂 Love the steamy kisses and the elegant writing. Great work, lady!

  6. Great excerpts, Elodie!
    “The fire melts the ice and as I lose myself in his arms, I find a home I did not know I had been looking for.” *sigh*

    I’ve read some of your excerpts before, and I must say I love your writing style. 🙂

  7. Salut Elodie,

    Sorry, but you’ve just been tagged to answer 11 random questions!! (:

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