Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample

This is my first time participating in Sweet Saturday, and I've posted a deleted scene from my current release LIFE ON THE EDGE. This scene was part of my very first draft of the story! Emily and Sergei are at a Halloween costume party. Sergei is dressed as a cop and Emily is in a 1940's-style dress.

Aubrey left to find Marley, and I turned to the makeshift bar on the kitchen counter for a soda. The ice chest was almost empty, so I scooted into the small utility room off the kitchen to get a new bag. Behind me, someone grabbed my right arm.

"Ma'am, you're under arrest," Sergei said, gently taking my other arm and circling handcuffs around my wrists. "You have the right to remain silent."

I laughed. "What are you doing?"

"You have to come with me." He laid his hand on my shoulder and steered me toward the back door.

We walked out into the damp night, and I twisted my neck to look at Sergei. "What am I being charged with?"

He didn't answer as he continued to nudge me ahead of him. We turned the corner of the house, and he spun me to face him while backing me against the wall. 

Leaning toward me, Sergei locked his eyes on mine. The corners of his mouth tipped slightly upward. "Endangering the life of a police officer," he said.

"How did I do that?"

He momentarily lowered his gaze. "You're killing me in that dress."

A shiver accompanied my smile. "I didn't realize I was lethal."

"I'm going to need to frisk you," he said, putting his hands on my waist.

"By all means. I'm not hiding anything."

Sergei angled nearer, his mouth hovering and teasing mine, making my heart race with anticipation. As his hands slowly traveled up from my waist and settled on the bodice of my dress, our lips finally met. The long and lingering kiss that followed proved worth the wait. 

"What's a girl have to do to get out of these cuffs?" I asked breathlessly.

He eyed me with amusement. "How do I know you're not going to grab my gun?"

I stifled a laugh. After regaining composure, I said, "I guess you're just gonna have to trust me."

Sergei appeared to ponder my statement, but his smile grew wider. Turning me around, he released my hands from the cuffs. I faced him again and said sweetly, "Thank you, Officer."

As he moved closer to me, I quickly reached for the plastic gun in his holster and yanked it out. Sergei grasped my wrist, but I already had the barrel pointed at his nose. 

"Don't even think about it," he said.

With a big grin, I pulled the trigger, sending a spray of water all over his face. I giggled as he wiped his eyes with his hand. 

"You think that's pretty funny, don't you?" he said.

I laughed louder, and Sergei drew me to him, dripping water on me. My squeal was silenced by Sergei's lips covering mine. I wrapped my arms around him, letting the gun drop to the ground. 

The breeze rustling the trees and the faint sound of music from inside the house provided the only background noise until a voice exclaimed, "Oh!" 

Sergei and I broke apart and looked toward the voice. Jeremy and his girlfriend stood there, both with their mouths hanging open.

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  1. Cute! I'm wondering what the dress looks like if it's got his attention. Love the playful interaction!

  2. Awww! Love it, Jennifer! I'm with Patty -- what did the dress look like?? Augh.

  3. Thanks, Patty and Meg! I posted a pic of the dress style on Facebook :) The part where I described the dress was in an earlier scene - also cut!

  4. Loved the playful passion in this scene. Thanks for sharing.

  5. ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. That's a terrific scene! Hard to believe it was cut.

  7. Welcome to Sweet Saturday Samples, Jennifer! That's a great debut scene. It packs a wallop!

  8. I LOVE the playful banter between these two. Welcome to SweetSat - you're off to a fantastic start! :c)

  9. Thank you to everyone who stopped by! :)

  10. This was a really fun sample! And I love 1940s fashions!

  11. This was a deleted scene? It's great! I love the playfulness between these two. "How do I know you're not going to grab my gun?" *snicker*

  12. So cute! I love it! She should have grabbed some other gun besides the plastic one. LOL!

  13. Hahaaaa, Rachelle! I knew where your mind would go! Thanks everyone for visiting and commenting!

  14. Thanks for the message. It's been a great pleasure.
    I hope I can buy the book, as soon as possible.