Friday, February 11, 2011

That's YAmore Blogfest

Here is my entry for the That's YAmore blogfest, hosted by the lovely gals over at Oasis for YA. I apologize for not posting this earlier. I didn't get to finish it yesterday so please forgive the roughness. This is a project I just started and I'm still working out the kinks. I can't wait to read the other entries. Oh and as usual I broke the rules and went over the word count...sorry. **holds head down in shame**

Graham pulled me into the closet. Temporary blindness set in as my eyes adjusted to the darkness.

I yanked my wrist from his grasp. “Let go of me.”

“You’re really going through with this?” His voice quivered, slightly.

The small round window at the ceiling let in just enough moonlight to create a glow around Graham’s head. “Yeah. I thought you left.” I smoothed the satin on my ball gown.

“I almost did, till I realized you were staying.” I could see the whites of his eyes. He wasn’t going to make me change my mind.

“Well, I’m staying.” I could smell the remnants of his spearmint gum.

“What about your parents, you have a life.”

“My parents only care about my brother. He’s going to be a doctor…I’m barely passing English. Who do you think they love better?”

“They love you.” He ran his fingers through his hair. “You get whatever you want.” His head cocked to the side. “You don’t want to be this. It’s not you.”

“What do you care? You have her. You never wanted to see me again, remember?” My heart took on an angry beat, and a tear formed in the corner of my eye. “Give me one good reason to go back with you.”

He stepped closer to me. I took a step back. Some of his black hair fell over his left eye. “Because… I love you.” My stomach sank to the floor; every part of me went numb. Mixed feelings left my side in a cramp. My back met the wall. His finger twisted a lock of my hair just like he used to when we were together. Heat rose between us and his nose brushed mine.

“Stop.” I whispered.

“You don’t mean that.” I could barely hear his words as his lips touched mine. Cool fire raced through me as the kiss deepened. I couldn’t stop. My feelings for him rushed back, swirling through me. He ran his fingers through my hair undoing all the pins that held it in place. He snaked his other hand around my waist, pulling me to him. I ran my fingers up his arms, tracing each muscle.

The door flew open. Bright light sliced through our comfortable darkness.

“Rowen?” I tried to catch my breath.

Rowen’s jaw clenched as he swallowed. “Seize him.”

There you go. **stomach turning** Two posts in one day. Whew! Have a great weekend! Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Oh my goodness, how steamy! I hope everything works out for your MC!

  2. Oh no!! What happens next?!?!? Eep!


  3. I love it! Talk about leaving me in suspense!!!!

  4. Ooh, the tension and suspense! Nicely done!! Thanks for participating.

  5. I agree with all the others - what happens next? Great scene!

  6. Any scene that ends in the words "Sieze him" is pretty kick ass!!

    For a self-professed "rough cut" this is not bad at all. Great job.

  7. this is excellent - I want to know more! "cool fire" is an awesome description, btw

  8. That IS a suspenseful ending! And happy weekend and Valentine's Day to you too!!
    Ann Best, Author

  9. OMG! I love this! I can't wait to read more.

  10. Hey, I'm also a crusader taking part in this blogfest. This is a great scene, especially because it has as much intrigue and mystery as romance. I feel like a lot of action is happening here!!

  11. Ahh! Wait! What happened?
    Loved this scene.

  12. Wow That was mean! LOL I was like oh so good and gooy and then that ending. I want to know more. ;p

  13. Yay, yay, yay! That hits the spot.

  14. Oh, I loved this...funny thing was, I got caught kissing in the closet, lol! That scene nailed it!

  15. Ballgowns and hiding in closets. Talk about intriguing!

    - Liz

  16. This was great, Christine! I love the mystery and romance.

  17. For some reason, I'm not sure if I like Graham! Like, YEAH, he's definitely a studmuffin and he could kiss me anytime. BUT THAT LINE. "You don't mean that." I'd want to punch him for that one...

    Also loved this line: "Mixed feelings left my side in a cramp." Great bodily reaction--never read that one before :D very creative.

    Thanks for sharing!

  18. To totally contradict Jessica (sorry!), I loved the "You don't mean that" line. Then again, I love arrogant guys who can back it up with looks and intelligence/charm. And there's something about a guy taking down a girl's hair -- especially when it's done up in fancy pins -- that does things to me!

    I definitely got caught up in the moment and was bummed out when they were discovered (not that I can complain, I did the same thing myself). I was surprised by the formal/old-timey diction of Rowen though, I'm guessing there's more to this scene than two kids making out in a closet at prom?
    - Sophia.

  19. Oh wow, I love that - who cares if you went over your word count, I want to read more!

  20. Yay!!! I LOVE this! And what fun it is reading everyone's entries. Great work, Christine! Thanks for sharing~ <3

  21. I loved the emotion and tension in this scene. Great job!

  22. Wow. I'm behind on reading these V-day entries from the blogfest, obviously, but this is excellent. Makes me want to read the whole thing. :)