Welcome back to WIP IT UP WEDNESDAY. I’m sorry I missed last week, but I took time off to finish my last read-through of this novel before sending it off to my editor.
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This is my ninth week on this blog hop. This week’s piece comes from 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 and the synopsis. I hate writing those, so I’ll probably wait until the last moment to write it, as usual, but it will come.
So on to the excerpt. In this scene, I’m moving a head a bit in the novel. Sahara has been kidnapped, and by sheer dumb luck, her people have found her. Something you’ve all been waiting for happens in this scene. ;)
I tucked my head into Charles’ retreating shoulder, just as Daniel ordered everyone from the room, ordering Charles to get the keys to my chains or something to break them with, and telling everyone else to search the rest of the house. When nearly everyone was gone, and he could get a better look at me, he ordered Divya to bring me some clothes.
He pushed the door closed as she left and turned to look at me. At the fierce expression on his face, I backed against the wall and pulled my sheet tighter. He propped his gun against the wall by the door and stepped toward me. His eyes took in everything. The stains on the bed. The bucket on the floor. My nakedness.
Before he reached the bed, both Divya and Charles were back. Divya looked from me to Daniel, sat the clothes on the bed and left. Charles paid no attention to Daniel. He rushed to me, cupped my cheek with one hand, and held up the key to my chains with the other. I burst into tears again, and he kissed my forehead before bending to unlock me. At the sound of my cry, Daniel rushed forward and pulled me into him, my back to his chest so that I could watch Charles.
The second the chains fell from me, I screamed in relief. I stretched my leg, then brought my knee up to my chest so that I could rub my ankle. Charles stood, bent over, kissed my forehead again, and left the room.
“Sahara,” Daniel said tentatively.
I ignored him, and flexed my leg. I didn’t want a lecture. I didn’t want…
“Sahara,” he said again and turned me toward him forcibly.
“I…” I opened my mouth to say something in protest, but he kissed me. The shock of it shut my body down for an entire second, then the need in his kiss hit me, and I kissed him back, turning into him a bit more and wrapping my arms around his neck. Quickly the kissed turned desperate, with both of us trying to get as close as we could to the other to reassure the both of us that everything was okay.
When the kissed turned from reassurance to lustful, Daniel pulled away from me slowly and said, “I’m sorry. I just…”
I kissed him this time. I wanted so bad at that moment to know he wasn’t repulsed by me. That he didn’t hate or blame me. I wanted confirmation that I was alive. That the man I loved had come for me.
I hoped you enjoyed that. Just a little update on HIM, a novel that some of you are following, I’m nearly ready for the February 28th release. I’m so excited. You can read the reviews of the novel and add the novel to your Goodreads to-read list at:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24377181-him. HIM is not a romance, but a suspense thriller. To read the first three chapters of HIM, visit:
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, 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.