That’s YAmore Blogfest

11 Feb

In honor of the That’s YAmore Blogfest hosted by the fantastic ladies over at Oasis for YA, I’m posting a romantic teaser from my novel CAPTIVE MAGIC.

I love this moment (though it doesn’t go as planned for Violet & Ralon!), but it’s gotten axed in my revision, so I’m glad that I have the chance to share!

From CAPTIVE MAGIC by Elle Stone

            “If Rose makes me leave, I’m taking you with me.” Ralon pressed his lips to my hair.

            “Promise?” I pulled back. This time, I needed to watch his eyes.

            “Promise.” He dipped his head, closing the space between us. I leaned, arching onto my toes until his lips brushed mine. His heat spilled into me. I tasted his breath, ran fingers through his silky curls until my knees shook my lungs worked in shallow pants.

            I felt alive with him.  Alive for the fist time I could remember.

            I wouldn’t let go. Not ever. I didn’t care if we weren’t supposed to be together. He was already mine.

            Ralon broke the kiss. His breath heaved to match me and red flushed his high, sweet cheekbones.

          Our noses touched and his gaze was so intense, so close, I wanted to hide away. It was too late for that.

            “I love you,” he said. “Whatever happens.”

            My smile spread on its own. “I l–”

            Fingers clamped my shoulder. “Stop there, Violet.”


            “No!” I thrashed in her grip. “Don’t, Rose. Please–”

Dun dun dun! Do Violet and Rose get to stay together, or are they broken apart for good? Only time (and much more revision) will tell ; )

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all the other great blogfest participants!


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13 Responses to “That’s YAmore Blogfest”

  1. Stina Lindenblatt February 11, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    Too bad that was cut for the novel. :(

    • Elle Stone February 14, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

      It makes me sad, too : ( I’m hoping I can re-purpose some of the material. Revision is such a love/hate process…just hoping the story story’s stronger when it’s all done.

  2. Tracy February 11, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    How can a girl not get all weak in the knees for a guy who promises to love her “Whatever happens”?!?

    • Elle Stone February 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

      Still waiting Prince Charming to say it to me!!

  3. Jessie February 11, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    He was already mine. I love that line. Glad you got to share it with us.

  4. kat owens February 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    Wow- a lot is going on here– clearly more than just a kiss! Very interesting.

  5. Natasha Hanova February 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Nice! I like that his cheeks are flushed too.

  6. LM Preston February 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh you captured everything! I got so caught up I was biting my lip looking for more!

  7. Liz Czukas February 12, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    Another tease! You people are making me crazy on this blogfest!

    Great scene.

    – Liz

  8. Jessica Lei February 12, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I love her possessiveness :) “He’s already mine,” is kind of a sexy line! Great job, thanks for sharing!

  9. sneha February 13, 2011 at 12:16 am #

    what happens next??? oh loved it

  10. C. Lee McKenzie February 13, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    Hot and sexy, Elle. Had to read the whole scene, then take a cold shower! :-)

  11. Sophia Richardson February 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Gotta love a kiss where the girl has to stand on her tiptoes to reach him. And man, Rose can go to hell interrupting their moment!
    – Sophia.

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