Saturday, September 17, 2011

Falling in Love with a Kiss, by Sara Humphreys

When I think of falling in love, one of the first things that comes to mind are those knee-buckling kisses. You know the ones I mean, the kind that steal your breath and curl your toes. In many ways I think that kissing is more intimate than sex, and if done correctly a great kiss will ink and stamp itself into your memories forever.

As you may know, my debut novel Unleashed will be released in just two weeks and I'm beyond excited. I thought I'd share an excerpt with you, and yes, it just happens to have a bit of kissing in it.




***


Malcolm opened the door and offered to help her from the car.


Hesitantly, she took his hand. He pulled her effortlessly from her seat. Her breasts gently brushed up against him, a featherlight touch that held a promise of pleasure to come. Their breath mingled on the cool summer evening. Their bodies hummed in unison with anticipation.

“I want you to trust me, Samantha,” he said in a low voice laced with desperation and desire.

He brought her delicate hand to his mouth and gently brushed his lips back and forth across her knuckles. He slowly ran his other hand up the graceful curve of her back and began to massage the soft skin at the nape of her lovely neck. Her breathing quickened, and with every breath, her breasts pressed tantalizingly against his chest.


“Please, give me a chance to win your trust,” he whispered against her trembling hand.
He brushed small kisses along her palm. Malcolm was on fire. Desire coiled inside of him, and the passion between them grew beyond control. He knew that her head told her to run, but every other fiber of her being begged for his touch. He sensed her resolve slipping away, inch by inch. Her energy wave shifted. The rapid drumming of fear had been replaced by heated pulses of desire.

He knew what he was doing was dangerous. He hid secrets from her that she may never truly believe. Yet despite all the doubts, she was still drawn to him beyond all reason. Her eyes searched his for answers. He wanted to tell her, but the right words escaped him.

“Malcolm.” His name came out in a desperate rush through her soft quivering mouth.
He leaned in and this time kissed her gently, slowly seducing her plump lips with his. He took her face delicately in his hands, as though she might break. She opened to him willingly and swept her tongue along his. The slow burn of desire crackled between them. She deepened the kiss and wrapped her warm arms around him. His large frame dwarfed her as she fit easily in his embrace. It was as though they’d been made for one another. His yearning for her clawed at him from the inside out; he needed to touch her everywhere.

He reached out to her mind with his and gently touched the most intimate part of her.

Trust me.


It was as if a bucket of cold water had been tossed over her. Sam’s eyes flew open, and she struggled to extricate herself from his embrace. She pushed her small hands against the hard planes of his chest and held him there at arm’s-length for a moment. He kept his eyes locked with hers. Her energy waves crashed into him violently. Her shoulders shuddered beneath his hands, and her breath came quickly. She trembled. Tears filled her eyes, unable to register what she just heard.


He held his craving in check and kept his eyes from shifting. He allowed her time to process what had just happened. Looking into her frightened eyes, he reached out and again whispered gently along the edges of her mind.


Trust me.


Sam’s eyes widened further. She shook her head and backed away from him in disbelief. Blindly, she ran into the house, leaving Malcolm alone. One glimmer of hope remained.
He’d been looking into the ice blue eyes of a wolf.

***


To celebrate my upcoming release, I'm giving away 1 signed arc of Unleashed. To be entered all you have to do is leave a comment here on the blog by 1159 pm tonight. Since I don't want to ask anyone to kiss and tell, simply let us know what movie kiss stamped itself into your memory. My favorite is in The Notebook--*fans self** Here is a video I found on You Tube that's got a great series of memorable movie kisses and the song is spot on perfect. Enjoy!








26 comments:

  1. I'm a total dweeb, but the most memorable, romantic kiss I can think of from a movie: Back the Future, Part I, where George and Lorraine kiss at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance.

    The music, the lead up...yeah. For some reason that is the most incredible kiss for me.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great video, Sara! I have a couple memorable movie kisses.

    --Last of the Mohicans, with Danielle Day Lewis & Madeline Stowe
    --Legends of the Fall, with Brad Pitt & Julia Ormond
    --Sixteen Candles, with Molly Ringwald & Michael Schoeffling
    --Abyss, with Ed Harris & Mary Elizabeth M... (not even gonna try to spell her name!)

    In Abyss, their embrace before she drowned felt like an aching kiss goodbye. Quite memorable!

    ReplyDelete
  3. The closing scene between Samantha and Jake in sixteen candles - the kiss on the table with the birthday cake resting between them. Thompson Twins is playing, they lean in and kiss. Man Jake was hot.

    ReplyDelete
  4. @Tory--That kiss in BTTF was great! Thanks for coming by :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Tracey--Awesome list! That kiss with Daniel Day Lews & Madeline Stowe was sexy as hell.

    ReplyDelete
  6. @Incidental Express--I was totally in love with that actor as a teenager, as I'm sure most 80's teens were. Jake Schoefling(Sp?)...what ever happaend to him? He was in Vision Quest and an obscure horse movie called Sylvester with Melissa Gilbert and then...nothin'.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am such a dinosaur: Rhett and Scarlett, of course, but also Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman."

    Good luck with "Unleashed!" The excerpt is tantalizing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. @Grace--Not a dinosaur at all. I love both of those scenes as well and Rhett Butler is a timeless hottie. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Congrats on your release! Yes, "The Notebook" kiss is totally a favorite of mine. Kate Winslet and Leo's kiss on the bow of the "Titanic" is another favorite. The kiss at the end of "Just Like Heaven" with Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo....love that one. Oh, and I also like the one at the end of Lord of the Rings Return of the King with with Viggo Mortenson and Liv Tyler. :) What a fun topic to think about....I'm sure I could list a lot more!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Definitely the kiss from the Notebook was awesome. "It still isn't over" aww!! Now I want to go watch that movie again!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. First Knight with Richard Gere and Julia Ormond - makes my toes curl!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I LOVE Jude Law and Cameron Diaz's first kiss (s) in The Holiday! Wowza! ;-)

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Loved your post! My favorite (today) is Hungry Eyes from Dirty Dancing. Tomorrow it might change but I heard that song today and remembered the movie and how much I loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think one of those kisses was from that Ewok movie. Sad that I know that! Sad that I'm thinking, what was the name of that movie? I want to watch it again!

    Great excerpt! Congrats on the release.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love this kiss between Watts and Keith from the movie Some Kind of Wonderful. I think it is my absolute favorite. Also, the kiss between Sam and Jake Ryan was a goodie too!

    iqb99@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Sara! My favourite kiss is also from the Notebook. I just think it's such a sweet movie even with the sad moments. No need to enter me, I read Unleashed and really enjoyed it. Can't wait for Dante and Kerry's story in Untouched!

    ReplyDelete
  19. @Linda--That kiss with Viggo and Liv is one of those crash-into-each-other kisses. Yummy.

    ReplyDelete
  20. @Susie--OMG..>I get chills everytime I watch that scene.

    ReplyDelete
  21. @catslady--toe curling for sure. Great movie.

    ReplyDelete
  22. @Carolyn--I adore that movie. I think I watched Dirty Dancing about a thousand times in high school...and a few hundred more since then :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. @Shana-You are a girl after my own heart. I love all things Star Wars--even Ewok movie kisses. :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. @Danielle--Great movie!!! That bit when she 'tests' his kissing ability *fans self* amd then of course that great kiss at the end...love it. Thanks for posting.

    ReplyDelete
  25. @Na--Thanks so much. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed UNLEASHED and are eager for Dante and Kerry's story in UNTOUCHED. I think that the overall winner of movie kisses is The Notebook--that is one memorable movie moment.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hi Gals! Okay I put all the names into a hat and pulled out the winner.....@Danielle :)Congrats. I'll be shooting you an email so I can get your mailing addy!

    ReplyDelete