This is the last weekend before the release of The Nesting Habits of Strange Birds! It’s happening on Monday, which is coming up very fast. I’m so excited I don’t know whether to Snoopy-dance or toss my cookies.
Now that I’ve given you that lovely visual here are links to snippets that probably won’t make your stomach churn (caution: the snippets may, in fact, make your stomach clench and churn and feel all manner of things, because that’s what good writing does): Seductive Studs & Sirens, Weekend Writing Warriors, and Snippet Sunday!
Speaking of cookies… this snippet is after Phil and Lee’s post-show coffee. Phil conveniently walked to the venue, and Lee, gentleman that he is, drove him home.
Lee pulled into the driveway behind Jerry’s car as far as he could—blocking the sidewalk but not sticking out into the street too much. The wipers sounded like a heartbeat as they worked to clear the light but steady rain from the windshield. Lee turned to Phil and was in the middle of a sentence when Phil leaned over the console and kissed him. Just a short kiss, warm and chocolatey. It wasn’t more than a few seconds before Phil pulled back, but when he did, Lee moaned and leaned forward to keep their lips together a second or two longer.
Maybe it’s not a good-bye kiss after all.
Phil trembled as he fumbled behind him for the door latch. He felt shaken under Lee’s stare, which he was pretty sure was worthy of the label lusty, but Lee leaned back against his seat right away, so maybe that wasn’t right.
Thanks for reading!
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Jumping into the midst, I was a little confused at first as to whose POV it was, then it cleared up. Phil is a cute, hot mess here, isn’t he? 🙂
Thanks for commenting, Carol. Yep, he’s definitely out of his comfort zone. 🙂
Oh, those sweet men . . .
Monday? Tomorrow? Woot!
Thanks, Sarah! Yep, tomorrow!
I’m glad someone’s woot-ing… I’m crawling out of my skin waiting to see what kind of reception this book will get. *hugs*
Niiiice kiss! Enjoyed the excerpt and best wishes on the book release!
Thanks, Veronica! It won’t be long now. 🙂
Warm and chocolatey… Nice one!
A nice intense kiss and lots of confusion (doubt?) – looking forward to this relationship moving forward. Nice snippet.
Great snippet, I love the intensity, and the realness of both the emotion and the confusion. And this is awesome: “The wipers sounded like a heartbeat “