Monday, February 7, 2011
Excerpt Monday - Tormented Soul
A white curtain billowed as a soft breeze blew into the room. The sound of bustling vehicles traveling the streets in Mayfair came through the window. Erick’s eyes fluttered; he couldn’t remember the last time he slept so well and wasn’t ready to wake yet. A warm figure stirred next to him. Suddenly the memories of the night came to him. A slow smile spread across his lips as he felt fingers run through his hair.
He opened his eyes and saw Lynn on her pillow facing him with the same smile.
“Hmm. Good morning,” he said as she caressed his rough cheek.
Under the covers he ran his hands across her naked body and pulled her closer. She snuggled under his chin. He sighed, full of sheer happiness.
“This is a little different than last time,” Lynn purred.
“I’m not afraid of you.”
“So you really were afraid of me that morning! Did you really think I was going to ravish you?”
“I was secretly hoping you would,” she admitted.
“Well, I’ll be damned!”
“But it was nice, anyway.”
“Yes it was, and so is this.” Erick stroked her exposed shoulder. “This feels so good. I could stay here forever.”
His stomach took the moment to growl.
“I think it must be around lunch,” Lynn laughed as she sat up.
Her hair had been damp when they went to bed and was now sticking up in many different directions. She had a pillow mark on her face. He watched as she tried to calm her mane with her hand. To Erick, she was the most beautiful creature in the world.
“Oh, I’ll have to wet it down again,” she groaned. “I think I’ll jump in the shower. Then we should think of getting something to eat.”
“Yes.” He rubbed his stomach. “I’d better shower as well. I’m sure I don’t smell like roses.”
“You’ve got that right!”
“Are you saying I stink?” He reached out grabbed her and began tickling her.
“I’ll wash you if you want,” she giggled.
“That sounds good.” He released her.
“Give me time to wash my hair and shave my legs.” She teased him with her walk. “Then come and join me.”
“OKAY I’ll go find some coffee to make.”
“You don’t drink tea?”
“Some days I want coffee. Today is one.”
“Do you always get what you want?”
“Most definitely.” He winked at her.
To celebrate, I'm giving away two special items this month.
A signed copy of Tormented Soul and a gift from my favorite store, Lover's Lane.
All you have to do is leave a comment on any post from Feb.1st until midnight the 14 th, the holiday for love... Valentine's Day.
Names will be placed into a drawing and the winner will be picked and announced on February 15.