Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Kiss Already Blogfest

Thank you to Christina Lee and Stina Lindenblatt for hosting this marvelous,
perfect-for-Valentine's-Day blogfest!

♥ ♥ ♥

A super-steamy kiss from City of Ashes, by one of my favourite authors,


And then he kissed her.
She felt the brush of his lips, light at first, and her own opened automatically beneath the pressure. Almost against her will she felt herself go fluid and pliant, stretching upward to twine her arms around his neck the way that a sunflower twists toward the light. His arms slid around her, his hands knotting in her hair, and the kiss stopped being gentle and became fierce, all in a single moment like tinder flaring into a blaze. Clary heard a sound like a sigh rushing through the court, all around them, a wave of noise, but it meant nothing, was lost in the rush of her blood through her veins, the dizzying sense of weightlessness in her body.
Jace's hands moved from her hair, slid down her spine; she felt the hard press of his palms against her shoulder blades--and then he pulled away, gently disengaging himself, drawing her hands away from his neck and stepping back. For a moment Clary thought she might fall; she felt as if something essential had been torn away from her, an arm or a leg, and she stared at Jace in blank astonishemnt--what did he feel, did he feel nothing? She didn't think she could bare it if he felt nothing.

Visit this link to see the list of other steamy blogfest entries!

PS. If you have not read the Mortal Instruments series, you are seriously missing out!

37 comments:

Jamie - I'm a guy, btw said...

Love the excerpt...and thanks for the pic of Alex...yum!

Jennifer Hoffine said...

Love the ending. Such great tension.

Arlee Bird said...

I left a comment I think, but it disappeared--or did it?

Lee
Tossing It Out

Demitria said...

Loved this scene and their whole forbidden romance. Great choice.

demitrialunetta.blogspot.com

Patti said...

Now I really need to read these books.

Madeleine said...

Very passionate. I loved the line 'the way a sunflower twists toward the light' :O)

Beth said...

I need to read the books now!
bethfred.com

Katie Mills said...

Great excerpt- very visual! Thanks for sharing this!

Aleeza said...

oh yes--i remember this kiss! heart-stopping, isn't it!?

Donna Weaver said...

Love the Mortal Instruments series. Can't wait until Simon's book comes out.

Dang that fairy queen.

mshatch said...

wow. I have to admit; that is a great kiss.

Donea Lee said...

Obviously - wonderful writing! This is a series high up on my TBR list, just waiting my turn in line at the library... :) Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

I JUST put this series on Nook wishlist! I was already hooked by the name Jace...now after reading this piece, *sigh*

Jenn said...

I never read these books before, but now I really think I should! :) Thanks!

Jodi Henry said...

OMG! you so love my fav books. Clary and Jace, so hawt.

Elaine AM Smith said...

A beautiful and poignant scene :)

Ellie said...

Ooo...now that is how it should be done. Great excerpt!

Tessa Conte said...

OMG I LOVE the Mortal Instruments series! Great excerpt!!!

The Golden Eagle said...

Great excerpt! I really enjoyed The Mortal Instruments. :)

Christina Lee said...

Awww yeah baby-this is what I'm talking about! :D AWESOME Sauce, from a great series!

Brandi Guthrie-Sellers said...

The Mortal Instrument series are definitely on my to-read list.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds very romantic and tense.

Talei said...

I've got one of her books, definitely need to read! And I love this scene, so beautiful.

Happy Valentines!

Kari Marie said...

Wow. *Goes to add this to the TBR list*

Happy Valentine's Day

Madeline said...

Hehe, amazing! That's one heck of a kiss. New goal: make all romantic scenes like this. (Hah! Yeah, right!) And that picture. . . you can probably guess where I'm going. ;)

Colene Murphy said...

OOOh how nice!! Great bit for today!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Hmmm. Why do I have a sudden craving to read the series again? This definitely a yummy kiss.

Can't wait for City of Angels. :D

Raquel Byrnes said...

Oh no...I hope he feels something for her!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

Tony Benson said...

Awww! Romantic :-) Hopefully he's just teasing and is really deeply in love with her.

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day.

E.C. Smith said...

Hmmm....so yummy.

Fellow crusader here, Rachel. Just wanted to pop in, introduce myself and let you know that you've been given the Stylish Bloggers Award! Check out my blog ecsmithramblings.blogspot.com/ for the details.

Cheers!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Love The Mortal Instruments - great pick for the kiss moment!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I LOVE Jace and Clary. Love them. I'm a fellow crusader and am excited to get to know you better! :D

Talli Roland said...

Wow! Steamy indeed. Great excerpt!

Lola Sharp said...

Awww. *smooches*

Hey, I have been having some blogger/google glitches...you know I was following you..but it has been dropping my followers and those I follow a lot lately. Anywho, I am re-following you, but if it drops, please, PLEASE let me know.

Grrr. I know blogger is free, so I shouldn't complain, but it's frustrating. (it is doing weird formatting things to my posts, too. And when I try to leave comments it's doing weird stuff. Is it just me? *sobs*)

Hugs,
Lola

Margo Kelly said...

Great exerpt. I'm a fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you!

Wanita may said...

Just popping in to say hello (Im a crusader in the group of #7 :) ) And now I also want to read the series you just posted about!
Got a kindle for my birthday two weeks ago and guess what Im buying tonight!
ohhh, following you on twitter now as well!
Cheers,
Wanita
www.wanitamay.yolasite.com
www.wanitajump.wordpress.com

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, steamy! Sounds like a great series, will have to look it up!

Congrats on 200+ followers :)

Hugs,

Rach