Sunday, February 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday - Jaq's Harp

From Jaq's Harp:

The familiar need to keep her safe pissed him off again. Close enough to touch, he didn’t. He put a hand on each side of her and leaned toward her until their exhales mixed, combined, caressed. Her scent, clean and rich, green, overwhelmed him and brought it all back, the feel of her in his arms, the wholeness of being with her.

She panted.

Good.

Thought I'd go with the general theme from last week of breathing. This is from Jaq's Harp, novella coming Feb 21st from Carina Press.

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35 comments:

Kerrianne Coombes said...

Sexy! Very nice.

Ann Mayburn said...

Meow! Love the visual/sensation of their breath combinging. Very hot.

Jessica Subject said...

Very steamy without the kiss. Well done! :)

Liia Ann White said...

How descriptive! I love how sensual and hot it is. Good job :-)

Taryn Kincaid said...

Sexy, descriptive excerpt!
(I just downloaded Silver Bound, btw!)

Sarah said...

Very sexy. Great snippet, Ella!

Sandra Sookoo said...

So nicely done! Gonna pick this book up for sure :-)

Ella Drake said...

Thanks, Kerrianne, Ann, Jessica, Liia & Sarah!
Taryn, thank you & I hope you enjoy Silver Bound!
Sandra, Thank you & wow, I can't believe it's almost release day!

Liz said...

Love - exhales mixed.... - very sensual!

Jessica said...

Very romantic. Just finished Silver Bound, BTW. Made me want to watch Firefly.

Jayel Kaye said...

Whew. That was great. no kissing but hot as hell.

Marie Dees said...

Very intimate!

Eleri Stone said...

I love how sexy this is without them touching at all. Wonderful tension. Just one week!

Lisa Fox said...

Very sexy! Wow!

Chrystalla said...

Heh! I love his anger and lust at the same time. Good six!

Gem Sivad said...

Great tension building.

gem

Lex Valentine said...

That's hot. Way hot.

Arlene said...

excellent lines. Love how you use scent to create a very strong sexy scene.

Emma Petersen said...

Yummy! Awesome 6!

Laura Kaye said...

I loved the first line and last lines of the excerpt! Got a great feel for him!

Lauri J Owen said...

Intense!

Laurie A. Green said...

Great scene! Love how the sexual tension builds but doesn't reach the point of physical contact. The description of the intermingling breaths has great sensual tension. Loved those last six words that tapped into his sensory memories of being with her in the past.

And me three! I downloaded SILVER BOUND based on last week's six. :)

Lisa A. Vance said...

WOW. Didn't know it could be that hot without... more! Well done!

Lisa said...

Love it! Can't wait to read this.

diannehartsock said...

'overwhelmed him and brought it all back' Love that line. He still cares, whether he likes it or not.

Christine said...

Love the involvement of all the senses here! Really evocative snippet.

graylinfox said...

I love the imagery of shared breath.

D L Jackson said...

This is one I've been contemplating getting. You've sold me! Nice six, Ella!

Emily Cale said...

Very sexy!

Casi said...

Well that was as intriguing as it was steamy.

I'm definitely going to have to add this to my TBR pile.

mercwriter said...

Niice tension.

laynap said...

Sounds like quite the moment to be lost in. Great description and fab six.

Krista D. Ball said...

Panting generally equals good lol

Pippa Jay said...

Nice six! And they haven't even kissed yet.

Dee Carney said...

Who knew breathing could be so sexy? Rawr!