Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample - 2/18/12


For this week's Sweet Saturday, I've posted another deleted scene from my current release LIFE ON THE EDGE. Last week's deleted scene left off with Sergei spraining his ankle as he ran after Emily while they played around in the yard. Em has brought Sergei home to his apartment after a visit to the emergency room.



I sat on the bed next to Sergei and positioned the ice pack on his bandaged ankle. "Do you need anything else before I leave?"

"I never got my victory kiss,” he said with a gleaming smile.

I laughed. "You are hopeless."

He placed his hand over his heart. "You can't deny a crippled man."

"Already playing the injury card, are you?"

"I can't chase after you, so I don't have many options."

"Well . . .” I let out an exaggerated sigh. “I guess I can give you one kiss . . ."

I leaned over and pressed my mouth gently to Sergei’s. One kiss turned into several, each lasting longer than the one before it. The soft tingle from his lips caressing mine was too much to resist.


When I finally moved to stand, Sergei reached for my hand. "Don't leave me. You're a better pain reliever than Advil."

I smiled and squeezed his palm. "I wish I could stay, but I have to skate early in the morning, remember?"

"I know your coach, and he'll take it easy on you." He winked.

"Yeah, right. You know you're going to be cranky because you can't get on the ice with us.” I gave him a quick kiss before sliding off the bed. “Call me if you have any emergencies.”

"Does needing more kisses qualify as an emergency?"

I laughed and shook my head as I walked toward the door. "Goodnight."



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16 comments:

  1. This is nearing the top of my tbr pile and each sample you offer makes me more impatient :-)

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  2. This was a deleted scene? Why? It's so good. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks so much! I had 180k words and had to cut a lot of scenes that I loved (but didn't advance the plot as much as others). I'm glad they're being enjoyed here! :)

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  3. I had to go back to see last week since I didn't make the rounds then. I love this scene! They are so adorable together. This is such a feel good moment--it just makes me smile!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! I missed the rounds last week, too!

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  4. Love the dialogue. Better than Advil. That was super.

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  5. What a great scene. This is on my Kindle now just waiting to be read. Soon

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    1. Thanks, Lindsay! I hope you enjoy it!

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  6. This is a really sweet scene. I loved the line about needing more kisses qualifying as an emergency!

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  7. A very sweet scene. They seem good together. I haven't read this before, so I'm wondering where the conflict comes in? Because he's her coach?

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! Yes, the skating federation doesn't approve of relationships between skaters and coaches (potential ethical issues), so they have to keep their relationship hidden.

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  8. Cute scene! I wish my own Sergey (my so-called fiancé) liked kissing nearly that much!

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