Welcome back to WIP IT UP WEDNESDAY. I hope everyone had a great holiday. Sorry for being MIA for so long. I come from a large family, so we have month long celebrations. I still have to have Christmas with my older sister—she’s had the flu—my best friend—her family was also sick—and my husband’s Aunt. I’m back for the foreseeable future.
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This is my sixth week on this blog hop. This week I’m going back to my current romance WIP, Resistant. Resistant is a romance set in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. I’m talking to a photographer right now about photo options for this cover, so stay tuned for that an the synopsis. I hate writing those, so I’ll probably wait until the last moment to write, as usual, but it will come. So on to the excerpt. I’m skipping to just after the scene where Daniel sees Maggie naked.
I scanned my area and saw that Maggie had shut her curtains, Lucia, a lady we found in the first months we arrived, and her kids had shut the door to their section, a section we’ve named the nursery, and pretty much everyone else had settled down for the night in some form or fashion. Satisfied that all was well, I scanned the area for Daniel. He had made it to his sleeping area, right next to mine, and had stripped down to his black boxer briefs, which I’d never seen him do for more than one reason. For one, he knew that there was usually someone up here at night who could easily see him, considering both of our sleeping areas are nearly right under the look out and that neither one of us had a cover over our area. Two, he knew that wee could be an outbreak or an attack at any moment and he needed to be prepared. I knew this because I slept the same way. The closest I ever came to being naked was when I was bathing, and even then, I usually wore a sports bra and spandex shorts. We’ve tried to stress this precaution to others, and a great deal of people sleep the same way, but like Maggie, others didn’t seem to feel the need.
Confused as to why he would expose himself like that, I, quietly as possible, moved from one beam to the next until I was as close to him as I dared get. I didn’t want him catching me spying on him. I crouched and pulled my binoculars back over my eyes. He appeared to be asleep. He had his left arm tucked behind his head while his right hand rested on his stomach just above the hem of his briefs. The second I saw that I also saw the considerable bulge jutting up from his briefs.
My body had always reacted to Daniel, a fact I’d denied until then, but the sight of that bulge made both my heart beat hard in my chest and tears come to my eyes. I was not stupid. I immediately knew why he was so bare. The sight of Maggie had turned him on, and he was going to rectify the problem. Despite the sadness numbing my body and emotions, I couldn’t look away. I’m perverted, I know. Let’s move on.
I looked back down in his direction to see him looking around his sleeping area, I guess to make sure no one had peaked their head in and was watching him. Not once did he think to look up. I didn’t know if he could see me from where he lay, but I shifted as far back into the darkness as I could and still see him.
Satisfied that he was alone, he laid his head back, turned it to face the direction of my sleeping area, and slid his right hand down to his briefs. He didn’t slide it under them, but slowly rubbed the bulge through the briefs. A little disappointed by the fact that he wasn’t going to pull himself out, I sighed but continued to watch. I refused to let myself think about what he was thinking about, or to be more accurate, who he was thinking about.
After a few minutes, his left hand reached over to his duffel, rummaged around for a second, then pulled out a small rectangle. At first, I didn’t have a clue what it was until he laid it on his chest, opened it, and pulled out two white, folded squares. It was one of those little packs of tissues that the old women in my church used to carry around with them. I blushed. So all right, maybe I was in for more of a show then I thought I was going to get.
He confirmed my suspicion by tossing the pack of tissues back into this bag with his left hand while at the same time fumbling with the hem of briefs with his right. My entire body trembled at the sight of his naked body. My mouth went dry. The center of my body throbbed painfully. My breathing was loud and quick, but I couldn’t stop watching his hand move up and down on his now exposed penis as he pleasured himself.
For the briefest moment, I wanted to drop from my perch and join him, but then I remembered why he was in this state. I understood that in his current position he wouldn’t turn me away, but it wouldn’t be me he wanted, and once we were done, he’d apologize for everything and hope we could go back to just being friends. That fact grounded me and cooled my blood. Whereas the sight of him finding his release was wonderful, I turned away and went back to my post. I had a job to do.
I hoped you enjoyed that. Just a little update on HIM, a novel that some of you are following. My editor sent the novel back to me yesterday. I’ve started my last read-through today, and am hoping to have it to my beta readers by next week. HIM is not a romance, but a suspense thriller, but if any of you would like me to add you to my list of beta readers, email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of the holiday, we are a little behind on this novel, so it won’t be out until the end of February. I do have the first two chapters on Goodreads, and plan to add a few more over the next few weeks.
One last note. My only other romance novel, SHIFTER, has a slightly altered cover, a pretty new flyer, and a new lowered price of $3.99 if anyone is interested. If you love Witches, curses, werewolves, shapeshifters, and angels, SHIFTER has them all along with a few burly alpha males, one timid, slightly overweight heroine, some steamy sex scenes, and a happily ever after ending. Stop by your favorite online retailer and download your copy today. This 374-page, stand-alone eBook is only $3.99. SHIFTER has a 4.54 rating on Goodreads, a 4.6 rating on Amazon, and a 4.75 rating on Smashwords.