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.
“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.
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?