Saturday, October 26, 2013

Eight Sentence Sunday #7


Happy almost-Halloween!

This weekend's eight sentences are once again brought to you by WeWriWa, a blog hop that is held every weekend as an incentive not to slack on Saturdays and Sundays. It's a great way to connect to other authors and see what they're up to, as well as expose yourself to them!

Er... that last bit came out wrong.

For this week's eight, we go right back to The Haunted Lingerie, a paranormal erotic romance that follows Misty Ryder, a victim of supernatural shenanigans, and her quest to solve a decade-old cold case. One might call it a Halloween Whodunit!

Or not.

In this scene, Misty is contending with this new voice inside her head that she's not completely certain is hers - a voice that makes her do things she wouldn't normally do, like put the moves on Jack on the stoop of a Catholic church in a hailstorm. Misty's normal thoughts are denoted with italics, while the other voice's thoughts are denoted with bold italics to discern them from one another. On another note, creative punctuation is in use here. Feel free to divide the sentences more appropriately in your head.

Without further ado, you'll find my eight below:


... Without meaning to, Misty stepped forward into Jack, lightly grasping the open front of his jacket on either side of the zipper, and looked up at him through her long eyelashes. 
“You have no idea,” she murmured, her heart skipping a beat as she said it. What the hell am I doing? she thought.
Getting the guy, the strange voice inside of her answered, then added smugly: I know it’s a foreign concept to you. 
Her fingers caressed the lining of his jacket, brushing against his shirt and the rock hard muscles underneath it, each tactile glimpse into what he might look like stripped bare in front of her eliciting pleasant pulsations from between her legs, even as her own muscles tensed, bracing for him to pull away, her stomach quivering in anticipation of the rejection that she was sure would come next. 
But Jack only lifted his free hand and slipped his thumb into the crook of her arm, using the rest of his fingers to place a light, fleeting touch across her elbow.
“We should get going,” he said, dampening her excitement. “Storm seems to be gettin’ worse.” ...
I hope you've enjoyed my eight sentences this week. If you've enjoyed this snippet, you can take a look at my other works on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks, and Smashwords. You can also access my Amazon author page by clicking on the cover art image above.

If you're looking for some more great reads, try Veronica Hardy and John Dylena on for size!

Hope you're having a great weekend, and that it only gets better from here!

15 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this, often finding myself in the same situations. Nice work!

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    1. Thank you! I remember what it was like to be so physically close to someone's body, and yet feel like they barely know you're there. Hopefully that was conveyed!

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  2. She may be disappointed, but I'll bet she doesn't stop chasing him. Cool story :-)

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    1. Misty's too shy and insecure to be the chasing type. That voice in her head, however... ;)

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  3. Ah, I love this Nora...shy little girl gonna let loose. This is delightful!

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  4. I especially like this part: 'Her fingers caressed the lining of his jacket, brushing against his shirt and the rock hard muscles underneath it...' yummy!

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  5. Hum, Jake shouldn't be so practical just now, let forget about the storm and get stuck here.

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  6. Hmm, interesting, I wasn't exactly expecting that reaction from Jake but I'll definitely have to keep reading. Great 8! (Still in love with the idea of haunted lingerie.)

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    1. Jack has some misgivings about the strange way Misty's been acting lately. He's concerned she's not herself (and he's right). Don't worry though - this is a romance! Gratification might just be delayed for a bit until Misty is a little less haunted. ;)

      I really hope the story continues to interest you, and that I do the concept of haunted lingerie justice!

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  7. Love this concept! Naughty, naughty lingerie! I thinks it needs a good spanking and a tumble in the wash, LOL. ;)

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    1. No delicate cycle for this dirty lingerie - a heavy duty tumble should teach it a lesson!

      If only she could get it off her...

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  8. Nice. Very sexy.

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  9. I think I'm missing out. The voices in my head are really only concerned with their own sex lives, never mine. LOL Great 8.

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  10. This is a fun story, Nora! I like the "bold" voice in her head! Nice snippet-- it begs to have the reader continue. Nicely done!

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  11. Ugh, so many of my comments from my ipad yesterday didn't show. I'm quite amused by your story, its such a clever concept. His reaction to her reminds me of the old sound effect of a record screeching to a halt. Cut that short!

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