Until this week, I had no idea what I’d discuss for this month’s theme. I thought about sharing how much I adore the heat. I love feeling warm. Just ask my co-workers. They call me a lizard (Not a pretty image, is it?) and have threatened to buy me a heating rock to perch my constantly cold body on. But that little bit of trivia seemed too boring and wouldn’t hold up for a 500-word blog.
So I racked my brain for another heat-appropriate subject.
The racking didn’t help, and a mild panic set in as I watched my blog date edge closer and closer.I finally got my break a few days ago while listening to my friend’s audiobook (Adrienne Giordano’s MAN LAW) on my way to work. At one point in the story, Adrienne had captured her hero’s intimate appraisal of the heroine so thoroughly that I felt like Vic Andrews was giving ME the once over with those admiring green eyes.
Before I knew it, a heated, tingling flush spread across my body. So caught off-guard by my reaction, I actually glanced at the driver idling next to me to see if he was staring at my pink cheeks. In case you were wondering, he wasn’t.
I LOVE being the recipient of the unexpected hot tingle – that sudden, physical reaction to whatever action is going on in front of me. Doesn’t matter if I’m reading a book, watching a movie, or listening to music. I want to feel something, and my body flushing with awareness is never a bad thing.
Because let’s face it, I’ve read a lot of romances. An author has to dig much deeper these days to stimulate a physical reaction out of this seasoned reader.
So Hot It Bumps
Hmm. The Bumps title doesn’t carry quite the same pow as the Tingles title, does it?
Of course, I’m referring to goosebumps. Not the scary kind, but the makes-you-warm-all-over kind.
Over the years, I’ve come across melodies or movie scenes so evocative and beautiful that they will raise the hair on my arms. It’s a little unnerving when it happens, because I can never explain WHY the melody or scene affected me in such a physical way.
Here’s a song that gave me goosebumps the first time I heard it. The song starts out slow, and then builds up to a haunting melody at the two-minute mark. Until this blog, I had no idea of the meaning behind the lyrics (circle of life), only knew they touched me in a visceral way.
Lightning Crashes by Live
One day, I hope my writing has the power to affect readers in the same way as Vic Andrews’ assessing gaze made me feel one August morning while driving to work.
HOT!How about you? Have you ever been physically affected by a well-written scene?