I’m so excited to participate in the first annual “That’s YAmore Blogfest” hosted by Oasis for YA. The blogfest runs from today, February, 11 through February 14. Blogfest participants post “250 romantic, swoon-worthy words from your YA WIP” in honor of the most romantic day of the year. It’s not too late to sign up.
This is one of my favorite scenes from my YA paranormal, Edge of Truth, besides Rena and Nevan’s first kiss which takes up way more than the word count for this blogfest. Hope you enjoy!
The fire took up one side of the cave, leaving them with limited space to stretch out to sleep. Blaze ended up by the fire, Nevan near the wall and Rena in the middle. She and Blaze shared the rucksack, while Nevan rolled up the rope for a makeshift pillow.
Blaze fell asleep fast. Rena, on the other hand, couldn’t decide which way to face. She settled flat on her back and stared at the flickering light.
“Can’t sleep?” Nevan whispered.
“Your face.” He lightly touched her hairline and traced a path over her forehead, between her eyebrows, across the bridge of her nose, paused slightly at her lips then continued to the tip of her chin. “Divided between shadow and light.”
“Oh.” Sweet Mother…. What was she supposed to say to that? What could she say? Especially with the line down the middle of her face tingling.
“Yeah.” The firelight danced across his face. His two colored eyes drank it in.
“Remember the other day, back at that club in the Underground?”
The kiss. “How could I forget?” Shadows hid her blush.
“There’s something I need to tell you?” He sounded too serious.
A cold wave rolled over her. “Uh-huh?”
“I don’t know where to start?” He glanced at Blaze who snored softly. “This might not be the best time or place, but I really need to get this out.”
“What’s it about?”
“Us.” His voice almost below a whisper. He was quiet for a moment. A long, impossible moment.
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