02 January 2010

No kiss blogfest

I do not consider myself a writer and I have not authored any books. But I still wanted to participate in the No Kiss Blogfest hosted by Frankie Writes. I picked a scene out of a book I had just recently finished. Let me set up the scene.

Rose Hathaway has just returned to St. Vladimir's Vampire Academy for vampires and their guardians after being away trying to protect her best friend and Moroi princess, Lissa Dragomir. Because Rose has missed so much training, she has been fast tracked and assigned to train with Dimitri, Lissa's very hot, strong guardian. Rose has noticed how attractive Dimitri is and he has more than once defended her honor.

Judging by his stiff posture, I'd clearly caught him by surprise. And yeah...I'd actually caught myself by surprise, too. But he relaxed a few moments later, and when he reached around and rested his hands on my lower back, I thought I was going to die.

"I'm glad you're better," he said. His mouth sounded like it was almost in my hair, just above my ear. "When I saw you fall..."

"You thought, 'Wow, she's a loser.'"

"That's not what I thought."

He pulled back slightly, so he could see me better, but we didn't say anything. His eyes were so dark and deep that I wanted to dive right in. Staring at them made me feel warm all over, like they had flames inside. Slowly, carefully, those long fingers of his reached out and traced the edge of my cheekbone, moving up the side of my face. At the first touch of his skin on mine, I shivered. He wound a lock of my hair around one finger, just like he had in the gym.

Swallowing, I dragged my eyes up from his lips. I'd been contemplating what it'd be like to kiss him. The thought both excited and scared me, which was stupid. I'd kissed a lot of guys and never thoughts much about it. No reason another one-even an older one-should be that big of a deal. Yet the thought of him closing the distance and briging his lips to mine made the world start spinning.

A soft knock sounded the door, and I hastily leaned back.

-Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead pg. 250-251


Melissa said...

haha I saw this on LiLa...I love it! I wish I could think of something perfect to participate, but I can only think of something that I wrote :)

Nickles said...

I've never read this book but it reads like it's got some great romance! Knocks on the door, dang them!

Ash. Elizabeth said...

I've read that entire series. it's so good : )

V. S said...

Sounds awesome! thanks for sharing!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

AWESOME!!!!! I LOVE Vampire Academy and Richelle Mead!!! Awesome, awesome choice for a No Kiss!! Thanks so much for participating:-)

Book Monster said...

Just wanted to let you know that I awarded you on my blog :)

Becky said...

I have finally ordered the first Vampire Academy book from the library so hopefully I will be able to share in your love of it soon.

Cleverly Inked said...

Loved this book

Cleverly Inked said...

Loved this book

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