It’s time for 8 Sentence Sunday again, and this week’s snippet from Chalvaren Rising focuses on a certain kiss.
In a heated battle against the forces of black magic, Mia’s just learned her last remaining blood relative, Isa Ansgar, is a Wizardress who wants to steal the Dragonstone. Isa plans to use the fist-sized amethyst’s power to take over the Kingdom of Chalvaren. Kort’s determined to find a way to convince Mia to stay with him, with their dragons, so she can be part of their future dynasty.
“Kort, I can’t stay…” Mia said, and thrust the Dragonstone into his hands.
“When I made love to you, when you let me touch you like that, everything about that old life I led here ten days ago slipped right out of my hands.” He stopped talking. If words couldn’t change her mind, he suspected his actions might break through. He looped the Dragonstone’s chain back around her neck, then pulled her face to his with both hands and kissed her.
She responded hesitantly at first then wound her arms around his neck. Mia went in deeper with the kiss and tangled her tongue with his.
I got through…she’s terrified, yes, but this can work. “Stay,” Kort groaned against her lips, “Magnus needs you, Mia. I need you.”
I never knew there was a National Kissing Day, did you? All the trending action on Twitter this past week about National Kissing Day taught me different. I think it’s a great idea, and next year I think the powers-that-be ought to elevate that one day in June to a national holiday.
Turns out, I like writing romance, and I like reading intelligent stories with an aching romance at their heart. I like suspense in my stories too, but for me the central romance and a happily ever after is key.
#What the World Needs Now is Love
Seems like this timeless classic love song means more nowadays than ever. With all the troubles in our world wouldn’t it be great if we could all focus on loving each other, and lifting up the good in our world, rather than perpetuating the bad? Sharing positive posts on social media is one way I help out. Oh, and kissing my Sweetheart. How about you?