Wednesday, January 2, 2013

No Kiss Blogfest!

Okay, so for the blogfest you must share a favorite no-kiss moment from your favorite book, TV show, movie, or WIP. I decided to take mine from my manuscript, Fire and Ice. Here it is:



Joel was yelling, as usual, ordering me to clean up my block and straighten my legs, watch the footing with the turn, and so on. All the while I was stressing about the paper due in my English class, and trying to remember what exactly it was that I had to write about.        
            My pose was ready to attack. Kale stood across from me in a defensive stance, awaiting my move. Lifting my leg to a high kick, a ringing pitched through the air, rendering me useless.
            A twinge of pain shot through my leg as I lost my balance and landed awkwardly on the ground. I looked at Kale, as he got up, a laugh on his face.
            “You couldn’t turn your phone off?” I asked with annoyance, turning to Joel.
            He ignored my snide comment and went to answer the call.
            Clapping sounded in my ears as Kale came walking my way. “Bravo.” I shot him an angry glare. “What? I can’t stop and appreciate the awesomeness that was your last attack?”
            “Yeah, yeah. Shut up.” I tried to keep my embarrassment from showing.
            “Here, let me help.” Kale stuck his hand out and pulled me up from the ground.
 My balance shook and I fell into him, my hands landing on his chest for support, his face only inches from mine, the smile on his face surprised. My eyes moved from his lips up to his eyes, where something sparkled. A cold breeze caressed my shoulder where Kale held me, with the rest of my flesh rippling with heat. He was so close, if I leaned in just a little more, our lips would meet.
            “You okay?” Kale’s voice was sultry and inviting. Our eyes met, an electric zap shot through me. His eyes moved to my lips and the barrier between us weakened.
            “Alright let me put you on speaker.” Joel’s voice brought us back to reality. The moment was gone like a puff a smoke, just a memory of what could have been. How could I come so close to letting go? Especially when it was exactly what Red wanted me to do.
            “Um, yeah, I’m fine,” I pushed away from Kale, moving my eyes away from his.

Okay, that's it. I hope you enjoyed! Head over to Frankie Diane Mallis' blog to check out the linky list and other entries.


35 comments:

  1. nice! I love the movement of his gaze to her lips, and how close she comes to giving in.

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  2. I enjoyed this bit- especially that she is kicking-boxing with him.

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    1. I know, so frustrating but so fun to write.

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  4. Oooh, that went from fun to sizzling fast. Lovely!

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  5. I would want to kiss the smirk right off Kale's face. Nice job!

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  6. Very hot! Well done! I'm intrigued about her thoughts after the non-kiss, too!

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    1. I guess I should have explained that bit, it has to do with the plot and her stalker.

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  7. What s great excerpt! Fire and Ice sounds hot!

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  8. Nice job! Caught myself smiling through the entire read through!

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  9. Great scene! Fire and Ice sounds fantastic! Thanks so much for participating!

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    1. thanks for hosting the blogfest! I'll have to remember to sign up next year too, it was lots of fun!

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  10. Great setting, and I love the 'let me put you on speaker' mood breaker. :)

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    1. it was most definitely a mood killer, but if it hadn't been for that then kissing would have ensued

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  11. A fighting scene and an almost kiss. Perfection!

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  12. Fire and Ice seems like the perfect name for this. Hope she becomes a badass later on in the book! :)

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  13. That was a great scene! A lot of fun to read. :)

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  14. Ooo, so hot tension-filled, I loved it! Great job! :) Here' s the link to my entry if your interested in reading it: http://thebloggergirlz.blogspot.com/2013/01/no-kiss-blogfest.html

    Thanks!
    ~Ella

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  15. Hi, Prerna! I'm a few days late in checking out the entries for the No-Kiss Blogfest, but late is better than never!

    Anyway, I loved your entry! Absolutely sizzling. Thanks so much for sharing with us! :)

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel Blog

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